June 1, 2023

Virginia Statewide Tornado Drill, March 7, 9:45 a.m.

Severe Weather Awareness Week will be held March 6-10. The Virginia Statewide Tornado Drill will take place on Tuesday, March 7, at 9:45 a.m. Emergency Management and Safety will conduct a test of the Emergency Alert System, which includes UMW Alerts, desktop alerts, Area Warning System, and the digital screens across campus. The test is being held to prepare Virginians for tornado emergencies. For more information about tornado preparedness, please visit the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

Topic by Day


Watch vs Warning




Severe Thunderstorms (Hail, Lightning, and Wind)


Flash Flooding


Outdoor Weather Safety

For more information about weather awareness, visit Virginia Severe Weather Awareness Week 2023.

For questions about the event, please contact Christopher Cash at ccash@umw.edu.