Tornado sirens wail: Wednesday, it’s just a test

March 20-26, 2016 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Ohio

Storms across the Southern Plains flipped cars and injured several people.
FILE - Tornado in the Southern Plains. May, 2015. (The Associated Press)

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Across Ohio, tornado warning sirens are sounding Wednesday as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in the state.

Community sirens and broadcast TV and radio participate in the annual test at 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service says when a tornado siren wails, either a tornado been spotted on the ground or a funnel cloud in the sky. Also, the weather service can detect rotation by radar and issue a warning as well. But on Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 9:50 a.m., it’s a test.

If a warning is issued, you should seek shelter according to these guidelines issued by the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness.

Salem Police said there are two sirens in the city, and they do not believe either of them were working, but said that someone is fixing the sirens Wednesday.

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