The Georgia Emergency Management Agency is holding a statewide tornado drill Wednesday, November 4, at 9:30 a.m. as part of Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Day.

The National Weather Service will send out a customized Routine Weekly Test at 9:30 a.m. via NOAA Weather Radio.  All Georgians are encouraged to participate in the drill.

“Knowing how to properly respond to this type of event can save lives,” said Chris Stallings, Director of GEMA/Homeland Security.

A tornado watch means weather conditions are favorable for tornadoes to develop.  A warning means either a tornado is occurring, or expected to develop shortly in the area and people need to take shelter immediately.