The Dubois County Emergency Management Association was kept busy this morning as part of this year’s statewide tornado drill.

The emergency alert systems began their work at 10:15 this morning, with volunteers for the EMA sending out phone calls and radio transmissions of the warning to school corporations, nursing homes, and other public places. Emergency management director Tammy Miller says all seemed to go well:

The drill is part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana this week as proclaimed by Gov. Mike Pence. The goal of Severe Weather Preparedness Week is to better educate people about the hazards of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms and to help everyone be better prepared when severe weather occurs.

There will be a second statewide emergency alert system drill conducted tonight between 7:30 and 8 pm.