F3 tornado Remington VA 17 Sept 2004

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) conducts an annual tornado drill to train folks what to do should a tornado approach your home, school, or place of business. Since recent years have brought strong tornadoes to Virginia (17 Sept 2004 F3 in Remington, 28 Apr 2008 EF3 in Suffolk, 8 May 2008 EF2 Rte 17 Stafford county) and since I’ve personally witnessed a number of otherwise unreported funnels and tornadoes in the Fredericksburg area, it would be worth considering signing up for this event, which will occur statewide at 9:30 a.m. on March 16th. The aforementioned website contains a link to a registration sheet to become an official participant in this year’s drill. Sign up and take part in this important safety training event!

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