Severe Weather Awareness Week
The proclamation signed by Gov. Pat McCrory advises North Carolinians to be on the lookout for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms as the spring season approaches. A tornado drill will take place this Wednesday at schools and government buildings so officials can rehearse emergency plans. Last year 60 tornado warnings were issued by the National Weather Service in North Carolina. Twenty-one tornadoes were recorded that injured 22 people and caused over $19 million in damages. There were over 1200 incidents of severe thunderstorms which killed six and injured 46 others. A press release from the Governor’s Office says while county and state emergency managers are ready to respond to any disaster, the Governor encourages citizens to go ahead and make plans for severe weather. I’m George Olsen.