City of Lynchburg Encourages Residents to Participate in Statewide Tornado Drill

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LYNCHBURG, Va. – Virginia’s annual statewide tornado drill will take place Tuesday, March 7, at 9:45 a.m. EST. Every school, business, work place, and family across the state is strongly encouraged to participate in the statewide tornado drill.

Here are some key points to remember about the drill:

Although tornadoes are not common for our area, they do happen! Virginia averages 15-20 tornadoes per year. Although they vary in size and strength, they always have potential to injure/kill and cause extensive property damage. This is why it is SO important for not only businesses, but families and individuals, to prepare themselves and practice their emergency plans.