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Central Florida Tornado Drill - January 6th @ 10 a.m.


Over the last few days, several strong-to-violent tornadoes impacted portions of Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas resulting in nearly two dozen fatalities. El Nino promises to shift these types of outbreaks further south into Florida, with the most active time frame from mid/late January through April. The time to get prepared is now.  
A tornado drill for all of Central Florida is scheduled for 10 a.m. on January 6, 2016 (see above poster). At 10 a.m. on January 6, NWS Melbourne will transmit a Tornado Drill on NOAA Weather Radio as a Routine Weekly Test. Schools, businesses and citizens can participate in the drill by confirming receipt of the tornado drill via NOAA Weather Radio (either as Routine Weekly Test audio alert or amber light activation, depending on the radio and their configuration). Once they receive the warning, they should practice moving quickly to the safest location within their home, school, or business.
Tornado drill participants who go to their safe location at 10 a.m. on January 6 and post a selfie with the hashtag #TornadoDrill will be eligible to win a NOAA Weather Radio. Bonus points go to those who have a safety/bicycle/motorcycle helmet with them to prevent head injury during a tornado.
Tornado Safety Tips

  During a tornado watch (not warning), sleep with your shoes, helmet, and cell phone nearby.
Know the Difference

For more information regarding the drill, contact Brevard County Emergency Management at:

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