Statewide Tornado Drill Set for Tuesday

If you’re watching LIVE 5 WCSC Tuesday morning — and why wouldn’t you be? — you may think that severe weather has popped up out of nowhere.

But that’s all part of the plan, just to make sure you’re ready.

LIVE 5 WCSC will participate in a statewide tornado drill some time around 9:00am on Tuesday, as part of Severe Weather Awareness week.

A crawl will alert viewers to the immediate threat of a tornado. It’ll be a test of the emergency alert system, and the National Weather Service will issue the test code using the system code for a real tornado.

Schools and businesses have been encouraged to hold their own drills at around the same time. If that’s not an option, people are at least encouraged to take a moment to think about where they’d seek shelter if a tornado was actually moving toward their area.

Inside LIVE 5 WCSC, it will also give us a chance to test our equipment to make sure our high-tech weather warning system is functioning properly to give you the most notice possible when severe weather approaches your neighborhood.

So don’t panic on Tuesday morning: but do take a moment to make sure you’re prepared so that you can stay safe if the threat ever hits close to your home.


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