Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
845 AM EST Wed Mar 08 2017


The annual North Carolina statewide tornado drill will be held this
morning at 930 am. Details regarding this drill are provided below.

...North Carolina Tornado Drill...

A drill tornado message, using the Required Monthly Test (RMT)
product, will be issued by all NWS offices serving North Carolina on
March 8th. This notification will also be broadcast on NOAA Weather
Radio. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) will also be activated,
using the Required Monthly Test (RMT) event code. Media outlets
throughout North Carolina are asked to participate in this drill by
re-broadcasting the drill message. This will allow the drill to
receive maximum exposure and increase participation.

...Important...Schools and businesses using NOAA Weather Radio to
participate in the 2017 North Carolina tornado drill should turn on
their NOAA Weather Radio receivers approximately 5 minutes prior to
the drill /925 am/, in order to insure the drill is properly


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