The Statewide Tornado Exercise is a yearly opportunity to prepare Virginians for tornado emergencies and to test public warning systems. At approximately 9:45 a.m., the National Weather Service will send a test tornado warning over NOAA Weather Radios. This test signal will sound a tone alert, show a test message or flash to indicate a message, simulating what people would hear or see during an actual tornado warning. Local radio stations, TV stations and cable outlets will also broadcast the test message via the Emergency Alert System.
This exercise targets each facility’s response to a tornado warning and is planned last for approximately 1 hour at participating health care facilities in the eastern region of Virginia.
All participating healthcare facilities/organization MUST preregister to participate in this exercise at: https://2018_evhc_tornex.eventbrite.com and participating healthcare organizations should be physically located the eastern region of Virginia.
The draft Exercise Plan (EXPLAN) can be downloaded using the link below.