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Statewide tornado drill set for Thursday

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MADISON, Wis. (WKOW) -

The National Weather Service (NWS) has declared this week, April 9-13, as "Severe Weather Awareness Week."

To help you prepare for severe weather season, a statewide tornado drill will occur Thursday, April 12th both at 1:45 pm & 6:45 pm.

During this time, tornado sirens and NOAA weather radios will activate.

The NWS wants you to practice your own tornado and severe weather safety plans during these tests. During the 1:45 pm drill, go to your safe place at work/school and during the 6:45 pm drill, go to your safe place at home.

Remember to "D.U.C.K."

  • Down to the lowest level (like a basement, cellar, or first floor if no other option)
  • Under something sturdy (like a table or a mattress)
  • Cover your head (with a helmet or your hands)
  • Keep in place (til the warning ends and it's safe to come out)
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