Mississippians take part in tornado drill

The National Weather Service held a tornado drill for Mississippians on Wednesday.

Posted: Oct 27, 2017 8:10 AM
Updated: Oct 27, 2017 8:10 AM

MOOREVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) – The National Weather Service issued a test tornado warning for Mississippians on Wednesday. 

The test was issued at 9:15 a.m. over NOAA weather radios. Many cities also tested its tornado sirens, including Tupelo.

Students at Mooreville Middle School also participated in the tornado drill. Principal Roman Doty says the school holds these type of drills several times a year.

Gov. Phil Bryant recently declared October 23-27 as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi.

Thursday, October 26 will focus on flooding and flash flooding. Friday, October 27 will focus on winter weather.

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