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Tornado drills planned for Virginia on Tuesday morning

Tornado drills planned for Virginia on Tuesday morning

Historic Triangle fire and safety departments will practice tornado preparedness on Tuesday, according to a York County news release.

Tornadoes can strike at any time, forming with little warning and creating winds faster than 200 mph. Virginia experiences between 15 and 20 tornadoes a year, according to a release from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

Deadly tornadoes killed four people and damaged 400 structures in Waverly and Appomatox, Va. in February, the department release states.

“We were reminded last month just how vulnerable Virginia is to tornadoes, and we saw their devastating effects,”  State Coordinator...

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