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South Carolina Statewide Tornado Drill to be Conducted at 9am Today

A Reminder This Morning... The South Carolina Statewide Tornado Drill Be
Conducted Today. The Drill Will Be Initiated Around 9 Am  By A Tornado Warning Issued by the National Weather Service. The Alert Will Be Relayed Via Normal Communication Channels Including TV and NOAA Weather Radio.

It is just a test... no severe weather is expected.

It is however a good opportunity to practice your tornado plan of action.

Here is some very helpful information to remember about tornadoes......

  • Tornado WATCHES and WARNINGS are issued by the National Weather Service. Know what a tornado WATCH and WARNING means:
    • A tornado WATCH means a tornado is possible in your area.
    • A tornado WARNING means a tornado has been sighted and may be headed for your area. Go to safety immediately.
  • When a Tornado WATCH is Issued

    • Monitor NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio or television for the latest weather forecasts, or download the Ready Georgia mobile app.
    • Be alert to changing weather conditions. Blowing debris or the sound of an approaching tornado may alert you. Many people say it sounds like a freight train.

    When a Tornado WARNING is Issued

    • If you are inside, go to the safe place and protect yourself from glass and other flying objects. The tornado may be approaching your area.
    • If you are outside, hurry to the basement of a nearby sturdy building or lie flat in a ditch or low-lying area and use your arms to protect your head.
    • If you are in a car or mobile home, get out immediately and head for safety.

    After the Tornado Passes

    • Watch out for fallen power lines and stay out of the damaged area.
    • Listen to the radio for information and instructions.
    • Use a flashlight to inspect your home for damage.
    • Do not use candles at any time.
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