Sirens and alerts will sound across Michigan today at 1 p.m. in a statewide tornado drill, part of Severe Weather Awareness Week.
The drill is voluntary, but state officials encourage everyone to participate. That means going into a basement or center of a building and ducking — but also learning about severe weather warnings, putting together an emergency preparedness kit, and making an emergency plan.
More specific preparedness tips are available on the state website.
Warning sounds will go off in some cities and on radio and TV stations.