With east central Indiana under a heat advisory and hazardous weather outlook due to rising temperatures, residents are being encouraged to avoid the heat and take steps to keep themselves cool and hydrated. The National Weather Service says today’s high temperature could reach 103 degrees with the weekend forecast providing a slight break with temperatures in the 90s.
Indiana University East will participate in a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, March 21, as part of Indiana’s Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 18 to 24.
During “Operation Stormy Weather” all Indiana University campuses will activate a Tornado Warning Test Drill using IU-Notify, the university’s emergency notification system, between 10 and 10:30 a.m. for the first test and between 7:30 and 8 p.m. for the second, both coinciding with the statewide drill. Test messages will be sent to IU East faculty, staff and students via email, text message (SMS), social media, digital signage, campus cable TV and website updates.