Schools take part in statewide tornado drill

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Second graders at West Jackson Primary School participated in Wednesday’s statewide tornado drill.

From tornadoes to lightning to floods, Georgia is susceptible to a variety of natural disasters. Severe weather is dangerous and can strike with very little warning, which is why it’s important to get ready in advance,according to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA).

Severe Weather Awareness Week is Feb. 4-8, and the emphasis is on informing the community about how to be prepared in the event of bad weather.

On Wednesday, a statewide tornado drill was conducted, and students at West Jackson Primary School participated. In theses photos taken by Katie Justice, second graders sat along the wall in an interior hallway and took the GEMA-decided position – “bottoms on the ground and their head’s covered.”