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Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled With Radio, Television Alerts

A man looks at a digitized rendering of a cyclone on a computer screen.
Residents listening to radio or watching television Wednesday might receive an alert for a tornado drill from the West Virginia Emergency Management Division.
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At 11 a.m. on March 20, the West Virginia Emergency Management Division (EMD) will host a statewide tornado drill.

The drill will serve as an opportunity for the EMD to test its emergency notification systems. It will also give residents an opportunity to practice tornado safety protocols in their homes, schools or places of work.

Residents will not receive a phone notification when the drill occurs.

But alerts will play on some radio and television programming, like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio station.

For more information on tornado safety protocol, visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s website.