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Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled for Wednesday March 8th

Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled for Wednesday March 8th

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Tornado touching down in FL (Stock Photo / Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - The National Weather Service along with North Carolina Department of Public Safety and local broadcasters will hold a statewide tornado drill this week as part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week. On Wednesday, March 8th at 9:30 AM, the National Weather Service will conduct a statewide tornado drill. Every school, business, and residence are encouraged to participate in this drill by taking a few moments to practice your severe weather safety plan and seek shelter for a few minutes as if a tornado were headed your way.  The test will come in the form of a Required Monthly Test which will be activated by the State Emergency Alert System and be carried by local radio broadcasters. The statewide drill is part...
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...