March 6, 2017

Perryville will not participate in tornado drill Tuesday

ST. LOUIS -- Severe Weather Awareness Week for Missouri and Illinois will be held March 5 - 11, 2017.

The annual statewide tornado drill will be held in both states at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, but the city of Perryville, which was hit by a tornado last Tuesday, will not participate.

Officials say the threat of dangerous weather is in the forecast for this week and they want residents to know that if the sirens are initiated, it is not a drill.

In case of inclement weather that day, the Illinois backup day is Wednesday, March 8, also at 10 a.m.

The Missouri back up day is Thursday, March 9, at 10 a.m.