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 besent over NOAA Weather Radioat 9:45am on Wednesday April 10th. While it willnottone alert weather radio, broadcast media, orphones 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 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.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...