News Release, National Weather Service
Severe Storms Awareness Week
April 7 – 13, 2019
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NOAA’s National Weather Service and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency are teaming up for Maryland Severe Storms Awareness Week, which will run from April 7-13, 2019. Maryland’s Statewide Tornado Drill Wednesday, April 10th at 9:45am!
A tornado drill statement will be sent over NOAA Weather Radio at 9:45am on Wednesday April 10th. While it will not tone alert weather radio, broadcast media, or phones in Maryland, it will offer a chance for Marylanders to test their tornado response.
Anyone who would like to participate with their school, business, family, or on their own can activate their emergency plan for what they would do given an actual tornado warning. Plans can readily be developed using the www.ready.gov website.
Of course, as a general rule, the most important thing to remember is to head to the lowest small interior room where you are – away from windows. Put as much “structure” as possible between you and the outside.