Tornado Sirens to Sound Statewide

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Severe Weather Awareness Week continues in the State of Ohio.

Wednesday, March 24 is the first statewide tornado siren test. It will take place at 9:50 a.m.

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Director said that tornadoes are always one of the biggest threats to the state.

During the drill, the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness encourages businesses, schools and households to practice their tornado drills and emergency plans.

The committee said to remember during drills and tornado warnings to DUCK, go down to the lowest level, get under something, cover the head and keep in shelter until the storm has passed.

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Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.