Statewide tornado drill scheduled for North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The National Weather Service is marking North Carolina Severe Weather Preparedness Week with a tornado drill.

A news release from the weather service is encouraging residents to participate in the Statewide Tornado Drill, which is scheduled for Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. The weather service wants every school, business, work place and family across the state to join in this drill.

The drill will be broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio and the Emergency Alert System via the Required Monthly Test. No tornado warning will be issued.

If there is actual severe weather occurring on Wednesday, the statewide tornado drill will be postponed and will be held on Friday. There is currently no such threat in the forecast for North Carolina.

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