The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging Hoosiers to plan ahead during Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 12-18, 2023. Each year, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) collaborates with the National Weather Service during Severe Weather Preparedness Week to remind and educate Hoosiers about seasonal severe weather threats and how to prepare for them. “This week reminds us that we all have a role in preparing for severe weather, whether we’re emergency responders, community leaders or simply concerned citizens,” said Emergency Management and Preparedness Director Mary Moran. Throughout the week, IDHS will share severe weather safety tips on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow IDHS and use the hashtags #SevereWx and #SWPW. Tuesday March 14th was the statewide Tornado Drill Day. At 9:15 Central Time yesterday morning, Porter County Emergency Management Agency took part in a statewide siren test in conjunction with the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service also issued a test tornado warning for Indiana counties.