Statewide tornado drill planned for Wednesday morning

Statewide tornado drill planned for Wednesday morning

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina is getting ready to hold a statewide tornado drill.

The exercise is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday and is part of the state's Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week.

National Weather Service forecasters will issue a tornado warning during the drill so schools, businesses and others can make sure they get warnings through their weather radio or other means.

During that time, you will see an emergency crawl across the bottom of your television screen, just like you would if we had a real tornado warning in the area. Do not be concerned – it is only a test.

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is spending the rest of the week getting people ready for all kinds of severe weather.

The organization added flooding to the week's designation after the damaging floods in the Midlands and Lowcountry last October.

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