This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in South Carolina. It’s a time when people are encouraged to review with their families what they’d do if a severe storm, like a tornado, would threaten their neighborhood.
As part of that, LIVE 5 WCSC is taking part in a statewide tornado drill at around 9:00am on Thursday. At that time, we will test our severe weather warning equipment. It gives you a chance to see exactly what to look for on the screen in case of a tornado warning, which means that a tornado has been spotted in the area.
You’ll see a crawl on the screen, but remember: it’s just a test.
If you have a NOAA Weather Radio, be sure to turn it on at 9:00am as well, so that you can hear their tornado drill.
The more familiar you are with what to look and listen for during the testing, the more prepared you’ll be if such a storm ever actually makes it your way.
(And we’ll keep our fingers crossed that you and your family will never have to actually use this knowledge.)