Reminder: Tornado drill is at 9:15 this morning

The City of Biloxi will test its emergency warning sirens as part of a statewide effort by the National Weather Service to prepare for what is expected to be an active tornado season.

The three-minute test of the 10 sirens will occur at 9:15 this morning and will mirror an actual situation in which a tornado had been sighted. In Biloxi, the sirens will continuously blare the tornado alert tone.

The goal, says Sgt. Milton Houseman, the city’s emergency manager, “is to get as many schools, businesses and citizens to think about what they would do in the event of a tornado, to have a plan on dealing with severe weather and be able to activate that plan on a moment’s notice.”

The tone: To hear the sound of the city’s tornado tone, click here.

The season: For more about the test, along with the forecast for the tornado season and background on the city’s emergency siren towers, click here.

To prepare: For tips from FEMA on how to prepare for a tornado, click here.