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February 5, 2014

Statewide tornado drill is rescheduled

MILLEDGEVILLE —

Due to the potential for inclement weather across portions of the state Thursday, the Georgia Statewide Tornado Drill has been postponed until Friday, Feb. 7th at 9 a.m. EST.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Peachtree City will trigger the RWT (Routine Weekly Test) for the Tornado Drill at 9 a.m. Friday morning,

It is important that schools, hospitals, etc. understand that due to the capabilities of some NOAA Weather Radio Receivers they may not hear the tone alarm, and they should exercise their plans and capabilities at 9 a.m. or so, whether they hear the alarm tone or not.

On drill day, an actual Tornado Watch will not be issued by the NWS, GEMA said. In addition, the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will not be activated by radio and television stations.

For drill purposes, assume that a Tornado Watch is in effect when school begins and do what your emergency plan specifies during a Tornado Watch.

At 9 a.m., the NWS will issue a Required Weekly Test (RWT) on NOAA Weather Radio. The RWT will be the Tornado Warning for the drill. To determine when the drill begins, you must monitor the display screen on your NOAA Weather Radio to see the RWT scroll. Some NOAA Weather Radio models sound a tone alert for a RWT, other models do not. If your Weather Radio receiver does not sound a tone alert for a RWT, proceed with the drill at 9 a.m. Students and staff should seek shelter immediately. There will be no all-clear message when the drill concludes at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, contact NWS Peachtree City.

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