Severe Weather Tests & Training

The Severe Weather Warning sirens are tested once each month along with the City of Springfield in cooperation with the Greene County Emergency Management Office.  This exercise is normally conducted on the second Wednesday of each month unless it is cancelled due to inclement weather; then the exercise is postponed to the following Wednesday.

The State of Missouri conducts an annual statewide severe weather exercise in March.  The exercise date will be announced by the State Emergency Management Agency in Jefferson City, MO near mid February.  All Missouri State University campuses participate in this exercise.  In preparation of these annual drills the Department of Safety & Transportation encourages all members of the campus community to review the Emergency Response Plan for specific instructions on what you should do.  You should also be familiar with the Shelter Locations for the campus buildings that you are commonly in.  It is important to stay up to date on what to do as these types of situations develop quickly and often have minimal advance warning.  For additional information please contact our office at 836-5509.

Severe Weather Exercises Frequently Asked Questions

During the exercise, Building Coordinators will monitor the buildings to confirm participation.


The Annual Statewide Severe Weather Exercise for 2015

will be conducted  for the State of Missouri on Tuesday, March 3rd at 1:30pm.   These tests are mandated by the state.

NOTE:  If you have any questions, please call 836-5509.