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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.

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