March 4 - 10 is Severe Weather Awareness Week

March 4-10 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina Please use this time to discuss your Emergency Preparedness plan in case of severe weather with your family, colleagues and manager. The annual statewide Tornado Drill is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7, at 9:30 a.m.

All families should have safety plans for home, work, or school so they can respond quickly when tornadoes or severe storms threaten.  

Additionally, the National Weather Service issued the following informative messages (public information statements) to help everyone prepare for severe weather.  Feel free to use and distribute these messages as you'd like:

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