PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Governor Matt Bevin has signed a proclamation designating March 1st through 7th as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kentucky. Severe weather knows no boundaries and impacts every individual in every region of the state. Because of this, Bevin says you need to be aware, be prepared and have a plan. A Statewide Tornado Safety Drill will be conducted at 10:07 Thursday morning. During the drill, the National Weather Service, in partnership with Kentucky Emergency Management, the Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee and Kentucky Broadcasters Association, will issue a test tornado warning message. This will activate weather alert radios, outdoor warning sirens may sound, and many television and radio stations will broadcast the alert, allowing all Kentuckians the opportunity to practice tornado safety. The City of Pikeville will be participating in the statewide drill.
If there’s inclement weather, Thursday, the Statewide Tornado Drill will be postponed or cancelled.