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800,000 Virginians Sign Up for Tornado Drill

62 tornadoes have hit Virginia over the last two years



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    More than 800,000 Virginians have signed up to participate in a statewide tornado drill.

    The drill, set for 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, is a joint effort between the state Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service.

    NOAA Weather Radio will broadcast a test warning from the National Weather Service, which will then be aired by television and radio stations.

    When the test warning is heard, participants should move to a safe area, such as a basement, bathroom or closet on the lowest level of a building.

    Over the last two years, 62 tornadoes have hit Virginia. Ten people were killed, more than 100 were injured and dozens of homes and businesses were destroyed.