(KMOV.com) -- The National Weather Service wants to remind Missouri residents that a statewide tornado drill will take place today at 1:30 p.m.
The drill was originally scheduled for March 8th, but with potentially severe weather in parts of the state, it was postponed to prevent false alarms.
According to the National Weather Service, Missouri experienced 65 tornadoes in 2010, including multiple tornadoes on December 31, which were responsible for five deaths and 13 injuries. Four of the five people killed were in mobile homes when the tornadoes struck.
The entire drill can be completed in 15 minutes. Once Missourians hear broadcast drill messages or outdoor warning sirens, they should practice seeking shelter. The safest shelter location is an interior room without windows in the lowest level of a building. Other safe locations for businesses and schools include basements, hallways, underneath staircases and designated tornado safe rooms. The drill is complete once everyone is accounted for in the designated shelters.