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2018 Virginia Tornado Exercise

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 targeted 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.

The Exercise Plan (EXPLAN) and the After Action Report & improvement Plan can be downloaded using the links below. 


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