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Tornado Warning System Scheduled to be Tested April 25th, 2024

Warnex is scheduled for Thursday, April 25th, 2024, and will originate from the National Weather Service sometime around 11:15 a.m. However, to encourage more participation from schools, hospitals and facilities, Walsh County Emergency Management will be doing their exercise at 2:00pm.

The warning message will be a simulated tornado warning. The Grafton Area Warning Point (Walsh County Communication Center) will initiate our County Alert & Warning Annex and disseminate the information through their notification procedures. This is only an exercise and local media will be notified of the exercise. If anyone is going to do a full-scale exercise of their tornado warning procedures, (example evacuate their facility), you may want to notify the media for some public relations. If you have concerns or if a portion of the exercise doesn’t develop as you had anticipated, please contact Walsh County Emergency Management to address any of your concerns.
The State of North Dakota has proclaimed April 22-April 26, 2023, as “SEVERE SUMMER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK.” For more information on weather awareness week or preparedness in general please visit https://www.ndresponse.gov/ then click on Public Awareness and then Severe Summer Weather. You can also find additional information at https://www.weather.gov/wrn/spring-safety.