Students At Destroyed School Take Part In Tornado Drill

Students at a school that was destroyed by last April's tornadoes hunkered down in their temporary classrooms today.

It was all part of the statewide tornado drill for Severe Weather Awareness Week in North Carolina.

Greene County Middle School was destroyed in the April 16th storms that devastated parts of Eastern Carolina. Students at the school are in temporary classrooms while their school is being rebuilt.

East Carolina University will be testing their outdoor notification speakers and sending out "this is a test" messages through the phone and email systems.

The governor's office says March, May and November are the deadliest months for tornadoes in the state. However, people should be equally prepared for other forms of severe weather, such as lightning, floods or hail.


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  • by Di on Mar 7, 2012 at 01:11 PM
    I wish comments were not allowed on these stories, Some people are idiots !
  • by Barlows Blind on Mar 7, 2012 at 08:19 AM
    Looks like the prayer room at the ground zero temple of victory.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Mar 7, 2012 at 07:50 AM
    I hope they have a better plan for these students than getting down on their hands and knees in a temporary modular unit during a Tornado. These things are essentially trailers... Sound safe?
  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Mar 7, 2012 at 04:06 AM
    I think it is a good idea for the schools........ the other????? well they create their own tornadoes that WE have to deal with - so they should be trained -- and of course they have all the benefits in case THEY create a disaster.
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