Ohio's statewide tornado drill is Wednesday morning: DUCK! - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Ohio's statewide tornado drill is Wednesday morning: DUCK!

File photo of a tornado in southwest Ohio. (Source: WOIO) File photo of a tornado in southwest Ohio. (Source: WOIO)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Peak tornado season in our area is from April through July and the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness is having a statewide tornado drill Wednesday morning.

Across the state of Ohio people will hear a siren whaling at 9:50 a.m. 

The committee says it's important Ohioans know how to DUCK. 

  • D: Go DOWN to the lowest level
  • U: Get UNDER something
  • C: COVER your head
  • K: KEEP shelter until the storm has passed

There were 24 confirmed tornadoes in Ohio in 2016, with 11 occurring in one day. Aug. 24 was labeled a tornado outbreak because there were a total of 22 confirmed tornadoes across Indiana and Ohio. 

Ohio Tornado Statistics from 1940-2016

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
1940-49 2 0 5 5 10 6 2 5 3 0 0 0 38
1950-59 1 4 7 8 12 12 12 5 1 2 1 0 65
1960-69 0 1 5 37 26 20 16 12 4 1 8 0 130
1970-79 2 4 3 26 28 50 25 18 14 7 1 2 180
1980-89 1 0 17 19 32 50 16 7 1 2 2 0 147
1990-99 1 5 1 16 21 48 77 17 5 3 3 1 198
2000-10 0 0 3 10 45 32 19 22 15 20 20 0 187
2011 0 1 0 18 14 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 37
2012 0 0 9 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 13
2013 0 0 0 0 0 10 9 1 1 3 7 0 31
2014 0 2 0 0 3 3 5 2 4 0 0 1 20
2015 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
2016 0 0 5 0 0 3 1 15 0 0 0 0 24
Totals 8 17 55 141 194 240 182 106 49 38 42 5 1,077

For more information about tornado facts, drills, tornado precautions, home preparedness and insurance information visit weathersafety.ohio.org


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