Tuesday, March 12, 2013
RICHMOND -- More than 800,000 Virginians have signed up to participate in a statewide tornado drill.
The drill set for 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday is a joint effort between the state Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service.
At that time, NOAA Weather Radio will broadcast a test warning from the National Weather Service. The test warning will then be aired by television and radio stations.
When the test warning is heard, participants should move to a safe area, such as a basement, bathroom or closet on the lowest level of a building.
Over the last two years, 62 tornadoes have hit Virginia. Ten people were killed, more than 100 were injured and dozens of homes and businesses were destroyed.