The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is hosting a statewide tornado drill at 9:45 a.m. for all government facilities and public schools in the state, according to a news release.
As winter gives way to spring and jet streams of warmer weather, tornadic weather is always a threat -- especially in Virginia.
State and local emergency officials are encouraging Virginia businesses and families to understand what will take place during the drill, and that they know the safest places to be during a tornado event, the news release said.
When a tornado has been spotted in the area, the safest place is a building’s basement away from windows. If there is...