This week (March 5th - 11th, 2023) kicks off Severe Weather Preparedness Week For North Carolina
This week (March 5th - 11th, 2023) kicks off Severe Weather Preparedness Week For North Carolina. The week gives us a wonderful opportunity to talk about severe weather safety with our families and community. Monday looks at severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. We have already experienced high winds in the past few days and our neighbors in neighboring states have suffered loss of life and damages due to storms last week. Please take time to talk with your children and your family members about what your plan will be if there is a need to take shelter during a severe storm.
On Wednesday, March 8th at 9:30 AM, the National Weather Service in cooperation with local broadcasters will conduct a statewide tornado drill. The National Weather Service asks emergency management, public safety officials, local media and Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors to help join forces in improving the nation's readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against severe weather during the upcoming season.