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Virginia’s Severe Weather Awareness Week announced

The week will take place March 15 to 19
Tornado damage left behind during the Feburary 2016 tornado outbreak.
Tornado damage left behind during the Feburary 2016 tornado outbreak.(KVLY)
Published: Feb. 19, 2021 at 3:17 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 19, 2021 at 3:49 PM EST
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(WDBJ) - Virginia’s Severe Weather Awareness Week will take place March 15 to 19. This is the first-ever full week of severe weather preparedness for the state to go along with the statewide tornado drill.

The week—which will focus on a different aspect of severe weather including tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, flash flooding and lightning—will be put in place through a coordination with the National Weather Service along with Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

Other private organizations, such as WDBJ7 Weather, will help promote and help put on the event.

During the week, NWS offices will have different activities they will be hosting including Skywarn training sessions to Facebook live events and more.

The statewide tornado drill will be held during severe weather awareness week Tuesday, March 16 at 9:45 a.m. The backup date for the drill is March 17.

Keep on the lookout for more updates to come!

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