Tornado Preparedness Day In Virginia

By: Althea Paul
By: Althea Paul

March 15, 2005

Hundreds of students crowded in the basement hallway of Clark Elementary taking part in Tornado Preparedness Day.

Kids practiced ducking and covering into a safe position, just in case. Governor Mark Warner proclaimed Tuesday, March 15th as the first annual Tornado Preparedness Day. The annual statewide drill gives schools, businesses, and residents a chance to test their emergency plans.

"So children and staff are aware of what do we do in the case of, a fire, severe weather. So that's why we do this--so children, students are prepared," said Principal of Clark Elementary, Art Stow

All of Virginia's public schools are required to participate in at least one tornado drill per year.

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