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Statewide Tornado Drill Set For Wednesday March 9th

Statewide Tornado Drill Set For Wednesday March 9th

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ASHEBORO N.C. - Schools, daycares, government offices, and businesses are set to participate in a statewide tornado drill this wednesday. The Statewide Tornado Drill is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 9:30 AM. The drill, a part of national severe weather week is a program between the National Weather Service and ReadyNC.gov, a service of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Designed to give people in the state a chance to review and participate in a tornado drill ahead of the upcoming tornado season. In the last 10 years North Carolina has seen 380 tornados according to data from the National Weather Service, 97 of those resulted in property damage, with 32 deaths, and 554 injuries. Watch vs Warning What is the difference between a Tornado Watch and...