Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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378 NOUS42 KILM 071020 PNSILM NCZ106-SCZ017-023-024-032-033-039-054>056-058-059-071400- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Wilmington NC 520 AM EST Wed Mar 7 2018 ...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT... ...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 procedures. For more information about the statewide tornado drill, and South Carolinas severe weather awareness week activities, please visit the following web site: $$ 47 is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.