The Lexington Office of Emergency Management and the Lexington Fire Department ask residents of Virginia to practice tornado safety. A Statewide Tornado Drill will be held Tuesday, March 11, at 9:45 a.m. So far, more than 391,000 people have registered for the drill.
Registration for the tornado drill is not necessary, but people can learn more and show their support by signing up at Ready Virginia
Everyone in Virginia can participate, including businesses and organizations, schools and colleges, and families and individuals.
“It’s vitally important to know what to do when a tornado warning is issued for your area. The Statewide Tornado Drill gives everyone an opportunity to practice,” said Brett Burdick, acting state coordinator of emergency management. “Knowing what to do can save your life.”
The annual drill is a joint effort of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service in cooperation with the Lexington Office of Emergency Management.
“Tornadoes in Virginia don’t have a season. In fact, three tornadoes hit southeast Virginia Jan. 11,”
For more information and preparedness, please go to Ready Virginia