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tornado prep

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ More than 1 million Virginians have signed up to participate in a statewide tornado drill. The drill set for 9:45 a.m. today is a joint effort between the state Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service.

At that time, NOAA Weather Radio will broadcast a test warning from the National Weather Service. The test warning 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.

Sixty-seven tornadoes have struck Virginia in the last three years, killing 10 people and injuring more than 100. More information is available at