Severe Weather and Flood Preparedness Week runs from April 19 thru April 25. Officials say that Indiana typically has its most severe weather during the spring months. You and your loved ones are urged to plan, prepare and practice what to do in the event of severe weather.

As part of the week, a statewide tornado test will take place Tuesday. Tornado sirens throughout the state are slated to be tested at 10:10 a.m. and again at 7:35 p.m. In the event of severe weather, the test will be rescheduled.

Dave Tucek, a meteorologist from the Indianapolis National Weather Service office will conduct a basic Severe Weather Spotters Class. This free class will be offered March 28th at 6:30 p.m. at the Columbus Learning Center. It is open to all first responders and the public.