You can expect to hear tornado sirens blaring and the Emergency Alert System sounding at about 10:15 a.m. this morning. The Indiana Broadcasters Association and the National Weather Service will be testing the system today morning as part of Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
Today’s test will include a 15-minute long Live Tornado Warning alert, which is done to ensure the system is working properly in the event of an actual tornado.
Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs through Saturday. The week includes coordinated efforts to work with residents, businesses, and government agencies across Indiana on preparedness activities.
The National Weather Service in Indianapolis says that Indiana averages more than 20 tornadoes each year, along with hundreds of severe thunderstorms that produce damaging winds, large hail, and flash flooding.
In the case of severe or inclement weather conditions today, the test will be rescheduled for Wednesday.
Authorities in Brown County are looking for a missing Nashville man. A Silver Alert has been issued for 76-year-old Joseph Carmer. Authorities say Carmer wandered away from the 2900 block of Mt. Liberty Road. He is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance.
Carmer is a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 183 pounds, brown/gray hair with blue eyes, last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, blue jeans, black shoes, and has a “Mom” tattoo on his right forearm.
If you have any information on Carmer’s whereabouts, you should call the Brown County Sheriff’s Department at (812) 988-6655 or 911.
7:45 p.m. UPDATE: The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is currently assisting the Edinburgh Police and Fire Department at State Road 252 and River Road with a person in the water at the dam. High water is restricting dive teams from Johnson County, Shelby County Sheriff, Department of Natural Resources, Edinburgh Police and Fire Department, Columbus Fire Department and the Franklin Fire Department.
We will have more information as it becomes available.