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SC statewide tornado drill to take place on Wednesday morning

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COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The National Weather Service is conducting a statewide tornado drill on the first Wednesday of March.

The drill will take place on Wednesday Mar. 7 at 9 a.m., using EAS and NOAA weather radios. It is taking place to determine the readiness of EAS equipment and emergency radio receivers in broadcast facilities, schools, hospitals and other public buildings.

All EAS receivers and weather radios that are set to receive tornado codes should receive the drill message at approximately 9 a.m. on Mar. 7.

The State Superintendent of Education is encouraging all schools across the state to participate in the drill. Public schools will participate in the event.

The annual drill is a way for the public to learn simple precautions that could save lives and test communication equipment. It is a part of South Carolina Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week for 2018, which is observed Mar. 5 to 11.

“The South Carolina Emergency Management Division, the National Weather Service, and the South Carolina Broadcasters Association jointly sponsor the week to remind people that severe storms, tornadoes and flash floods are significant hazards in South Carolina and people need to take proper safety precautions.  SCEMD and the National Weather Service are promoting precautions that help keep you safe during tornadoes.”

For more tornado safety advice, click here.

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