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N.C. Students Know the Drill When it Comes to Severe Weather Safety

Posted February 22, 2000 6:00 a.m. EST

— If there is an tornado warning issued for your area wouldyou know what to do?North Carolina students and teachers do.

Students and teachers practiced evacuating classrooms and getting to safety during a statewide tornado warning drill Wednesday.

The assistant principal of Raleigh's Athens Drive High School says knowing where to go during a tornado is one of the most important things students will learn this year.

"What we're trying to do is prepare them in the event of an emergency, that they would know what to do if they had to respond immediately upon notification. They will be as ready as possible," says Marvin Connelly.

The drills are part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina.