The City of Pearl will participate in the Statewide Tornado DRILL at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday Feb. 24.

You will hear the warning sirens activated across the city and weather radios will sound as well.

Please take time, whether you are at home, work, school or out shopping, to know what you will do and where you will go if a tornado threatens.

We are about to enter the most active months for severe storms and tornadoes here in Mississippi. Our saying here in Pearl is to “Be Prepared, Not Scared!”

To receive alerts from the city right to your phone, please text the word “Pearl” to 91896.

The drill is being conducted in partnership with the National Weather Service, Rankin County Emergency Operations and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.