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Tornado drill Tuesday

SoVaNow.com / March 19, 2018
A statewide tornado drill will be conducted Tuesday, at 9:45 a.m.

If widespread severe weather threatens the Commonwealth on that date, then the drill will be on Wednesday, at 9:45 a.m.

South Boston Emergency Services will conduct a siren test as part of this event. Citizens should hear a long continuous siren blast during this exercise. This test should only last for approximately 3-5 minutes to test their emergency plans for tornadoes.

Learn how to make sure you and your family are prepared for tornados by visiting http://www.readyvirginia.gov/

Show your support by registering for the tornado drill. In recent years, 1 million Virginians have signed up for the drill.

All National Weather Service Offices serving Virginia will issue a test Tornado warning message at that time. The purpose of this drill is to provide schools, businesses and residents of the Commonwealth with the opportunity to prepare for a possible tornado. The Emergency Alert System (WAS) will also be activated as if the drill were an actual tornado warning, but the messages will be clearly marked with “This is a test tornado warning...”



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