Iowa 2021 Tornado Drill March 24th at 1100 am Posted on March 2, 2021 by admin We’ve fielded a few questions about the 2021 Iowa Tornado Drill over the past couple of days, but wanted to cast a larger net to ensure that there’s no outstanding confusion. First things first, the Iowa Tornado Drill WILL take place at 11 AM on March 24th, 2021. We 100% encourage PSAPs, schools, EMs, businesses, first responders, & the public to practice their emergency/communication procedures & sheltering plans. Drilling is vital to knowing & executing your plan when seconds count. The two changes for this year’s Tornado Drill are…· Change #1 – The Tornado Drill will NOT be accompanied by the traditional Test Tornado Watch & Tornado Warning. Note: Thus PSAPs will NOT receive these products over NLETS.o Instead, the Tornado Drill will be “activated” by a *special* Weekly Radio Test over NOAA Weather Radio (NWR). The weekly radio test is alerted on NWR.o The NWR test will be followed by notification to ALL Iowa NAWAS Warning Points.· Change #2 – The time of the drill has been shifted to 11 AM to accommodate the timing of the NOAA Weather Radio Weekly Radio Test.