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Statewide alert scheduled today

The National Weather Service will conduct a statewide tornado drill this morning at 9:45, with all NWS offices in Virginia issuing drill tornado messages at this time. The drill is designed to give schools, businesses and residents a chance to activate and test emergency plans.

The NOAA weather radio will transmit the test message as it would for a real tornado event, and the Emergency Alert System will be activated. Should severe weather actually threaten, the test will be moved to Thursday.

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