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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
520 AM EST Wed Mar 7 2018


...The South Carolina Annual Statewide Tornado Drill Will Occur
Today at 9:00 AM EST...

As a part of South Carolina`s Severe Weather Awareness Week,
today at 9:00 AM EST, the National Weather Service in cooperation
with local broadcasters will conduct the annual statewide tornado
drill in the form of a Test Tornado Warning on all NOAA weather
radio and public alert systems. The alarm test will activate the
State Emergency Alert System and be carried by local radio
broadcasters. This will allow schools, business, and residents the
opportunity to practice their tornado drills and safety plans.
Every school, business, workplace, and family across the state is
strongly encouraged to participate in the statewide tornado drill.

Here are a couple key things to remember about today`s statewide
tornado drill:

This drill will take the place of the usual weekly NOAA Weather
Radio Alert test (RWT). That is, there will not be a weekly radio
test done between 11 AM and Noon today.

There will be no follow-up statements issued by the NWS to mark
the end of the statewide tornado drill. It will simply be over
when your group, school, business, organization, or family feels
that you have adequately practiced your tornado shelter

For more information about the statewide tornado drill, and South
Carolinas severe weather awareness week activities, please visit
the following web site:


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