Once again, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is partnering with the National Weather Service to promote Virginia’s Severe Weather Awareness Week. The week is designed to refresh, remind, and educate everyone about the seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them. It’s also a great time to make and practice your emergency plan!
The week is usually planned for March and includes a statewide tornado drill. The 2023 Severe Weather Awareness Week will be from March 6-10, with the Statewide Tornado Drill taking place on Tuesday, March 7, at 9:45 a.m.
Each day during the week, a different topic will be covered and shared on social media. The information shared will be preparedness tips and ways to stay safe during severe weather.
Monday: Watch vs Warning
Wednesday: Severe Thunderstorms (Hail, Lightning, and Wind)
Thursday: Flash Flooding
Friday: Outdoor Weather Safety
For more information about Severe Weather Awareness Week 2023, please click here.