The Decorah Police Department and Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Department are participating in the National Weather Service statewide tornado drill 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, following this schedule:

• 10 a.m. test tornado watch issued by the National Weather Service

• 10:20 a.m. test tornado warning from the National Weather Service – La Crosse

• 10:30 a.m. end of test

During the warning, the Decorah Police Department Communication Center will be activating and testing the outdoor warning sirens countywide. All sirens will be sounded for 3-5 minutes to test for functionality. Subsequent shorter tests may occur depending on any maintenance needs.

If there is severe weather Wednesday, the tests will be postponed to the following day.