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      Missouri Tornado Drill taking place Thursday

      <p> The 39th annual Missouri Statewide Tornado Drill will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.</p><p> </p>

      It's time to start preparing for severe weather season.

      The Missouri Statewide Tornado Drill scheduled for Tuesday was pushed back two days because of the recent frigid weather and other factors.

      The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency said the drill will now take place at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

      All of the state's 911 centers will be taking part in drill, so listen for those outdoor sirens Thursday afternoon.

      The drill is part of Missouri 2014 Severe Weather Awareness Week, which runs through Friday.

      March is typically the start of the tornado season and the drill will include the sounding of warning sirens. Residents are encouraged to seek shelter during the drill just as they would if an actual tornado was imminent.