Tornado drill set for this morning

A statewide tornado safety drill will take this morning at 9:07 am central time.

The Russell County warning sirens will be activated at this time, according to Emergency Management Director Ashley Coffey, and everyone is encouraged to practice tornado safety protocols at this time.

The drill is being conducted during Severe Weather Awareness Week, which runs through the end of the week.

The National Weather Service, Kentucky Emergency Management, the Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee, and the Kentucky Broadcasters Association, have partnered to administer the drill.