Ohio Tornado Safety Week is March 19-25. The statewide drill will take place March 22 at 9:50 a.m. The city of Cuyahoga Falls' normal test day for its outdoor warning sirens is the first Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. The city will be participating in the state drill on March 22.
Tornado Watch means the weather conditions are right for a tornado to form. The National Weather Service issues this watch. The warning siren will not be sounded for a watch.
Tornado Warning means a tornado has been sighted or indicated by Doppler radar. The National Weather Service issues this warning. The warning siren will be sounded for a warning.
If a tornado warning is issued for your area, move immediately to your pre-designated place of safety. Turn on a battery-powered radio or TV and await further instructions.
In Cuyahoga Falls, tune to 96.1 WCFI FM for instructions. This is a radio station that the city owns to notify people of various newsworthy events. In the event of a tornado warning, it will tell the listeners what is the emergency, in this case, that a tornado warning has been issued.
An additional method for notification to Cuyahoga Falls residents is the CFO alerts. Tornado watch and warning can be sent to your electronic device. To sign up for this service, go to the city website, www.cityofcf.com. In the news-updates section under E-news sign up is the information to get these life-saving updates.
Another method to alert people of a tornado warning is a weather alert radio.
Whatever way you are notified of a tornado warning do the following:
If you are inside, or outside, you should move immediately to a pre-designated place of safety inside a structure. Turn on a computer, cell phone, radio or TV and await further instructions.