City part of statewide tornado drill Wednesday
Gov. Jack Dalrymple has declared April 28 through May 2 as “Severe Summer Awareness Week,” for the state of North Dakota. As part of the week’s awareness efforts, a statewide tornado exercise will be conducted on Wednesday morning.
In a news release Stutsman County Emergency Manager Jerry Bergquist said the exercise has been scheduled to begin at about 11:15 a.m. with a simulated tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service. In response to this simulated warning, a countywide exercise of the emergency operations plan will also take place.
As part of the exercise, sirens will be activated in area communities including the city of Jamestown.