Tornado sirens to sound again at 7:35 p.m. for Severe Weather Preparedness Week

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The severe storms that passed through Indiana on Monday are a reminder to have a safety plan as we move into spring.

There will be two statewide tornado drills Tuesday as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana. Tornado sirens will go off at 10:15 a.m., then again at 7:35 p.m.

The tests will also activate alarms on your weather radios, cell phone apps and other devices.

Stay Weather Aware

Before severe weather strikes, make sure you have ways to receive alerts.

The SkyTrak Weather app includes live Doppler 13 radar, as well as an Interactive Radar, which helps you track storms right down to your street. You can also activate alerts for where you are.

You can also be alerted via weather radio. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has provided more than two thousand radios to local emergency management agencies this spring, thanks to federal grants.

The radios will be made available to "economically disadvantaged citizens, residents of mobile and prefabricated homes, and others who may not be able to receive weather alerts by traditional means."

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