STATEWIDE TORNADO DRILLThey say practice makes perfect, so why not practice a plan that could save your life. As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, the National Weather Service will conduct the annual Tornado Drill February 5th, 2014.
How the Tornado Drill Will Take Place:
CEMA will sound the Outdoor Emergency Warning Siren System Wednesday, February 5th simultaneous with the Statewide Tornado Drill which generally begins at 9am. The siren will sound for one minute.
The drill is part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia and all Chatham County residents including schools, daycares, nursing homes, businesses, government agencies and other organizations are asked to participate.
The purpose of the drill is to test people's ability to react quickly during tornadoes or severe weather. Residents should treat the drill as if it were an actual emergency and act as they would if required to take life saving measures.
Alternate Drill Date:
If there is inclement weather occurring or threatening on February 5th, the backup date is Friday, February 7, 2014 at 9:00 am.