Statewide tornado preparedness drills planned

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Tuesday is Tornado Preparedness Day across the Commonwealth, and a statewide tornado drill is planned for 9:45 a.m.

Schools, businesses and local governments will take part in the drill. Emergency messages will be broadcast on TV and radio to give you an idea of what a real emergency would be like.

Emergency officials are encouraging everyone to practice what they would do if there was a tornado.

NBC12 is helping prepare viewers for the upcoming spring storm season with a special broadcast from our First Warning Weather team at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Getting Ready For Severe Storm Season will air on NBC12 and be streamed live on

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