Spring is just around the corner, which means warmer temperatures, budding flowers and the threat of severe weather. The second Tuesday of every March, the National Weather Service and Emergency Management teams across the state check their warning systems.
In Warren County Tuesday morning, the COWS and CALVES warning systems rang loud and clear. It was only a test, but one that Warren Countians took very seriously, especially in schools.
"Students went through the proper procedures they'll need to follow if severe weather hits this spring. This is a good time for them to brush up and remind everyone what to do."
Brian Lowry with Emergency Management says it's also a good time for officials to check their equipment. Lowry says there were no major problems, and two new sirens were activated for the first time. All reports indicate they are working just fine.