May 26, 2024

Tornado Drill, March 15

Tornadoes in Virginia have struck in every month of the year and in every part of the state. It’s critical that state employees and their families know what to do and where to go in case of a tornado warning.

This year, Tornado Preparedness Day in Virginia is Tuesday, March 15. At 9:45 a.m., the Statewide Tornado Drill will be held so that schools, businesses and families can practice their tornado emergency plans.

Learn about your agency’s tornado plan and encourage your fellow employees to participate in the drill. Detailed steps about conducting a tornado drill are available on the Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s website at

Also, please be sure that your family knows what to do and where to go at home during a tornado. Every family needs an emergency plan (for more, see

The statewide tornado drill is an annual effort of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service.

Lisa M. Hicks-Thomas
Secretary of Administration
About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.