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Today's theme in our week-long Severe Weather Awareness blog series is tornadoes.
Spring is often referred to as tornado season, so it's especially important to know the tell-tale signs of an approaching tornado as well as where you should go to seek shelter from it before you need to put these actions into use.
Many states will be practicing their statewide tornado drills this week. While there's no reason to be alarmed, residents are encouraged to seek shelter just as they would if an actual tornado was imminent. If you're a resident of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, or South Carolina, expect to hear the air raid sirens sometime today.
To learn what date and time your state's drill is scheduled for, you can check the NWS Preparedness Events Calendar, or simply tune into your local evening news.