Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled for March 15

Posted: March 8, 2011 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: March 7, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Each year Mason participates in the statewide tornado drill conducted by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. This year’s drill will be held on Tuesday, March 15, at 9:45 a.m.

Participation in this drill is optional. However your participation is strongly encouraged. To prepare and participate:

  • Review the Tornado and Severe Weather Preparation Guide provided by Mason’s Environmental Health and Safety Office.
  • Use the guide to identify appropriate shelter area(s) for your work area.
  • Assemble unit staff in the shelter area(s) and review the tornado and severe weather procedures when the drill is announced.

If you would like additional information about emergency preparedness guides or have any questions regarding emergency response procedures, contact David Farris, director of emergency preparedness and response, at

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