Annual tornado warning drill part of Tuesday's event

MEADVILLE — Crawford County officials, local municipalities and public facilities will test their emergency plans on Tuesday during the county's annual severe weather exercise.

The exercise will feature the annual tornado warning drill at 9 a.m. Tuesday for all schools, hospitals and critical needs facilities in the county. Municipalities will open and staff their municipal emergency operations centers, and the Crawford County Emergency Management Agency will staff and operate the county's emergency operations center, said Allen Clark, the county's EMA director.

"Once a year the entire county has an opportunity to practice what they would do in the event of a major emergency by activating and testing their emergency plans. All emergencies and disasters are local and this exercise tests the local response to emergencies with the county supporting those efforts," Clark said.