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Georgians practice tornado safety
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Londyn Quick sits in the hall with her pre-kindergarten class Wednesday during a tornado drill at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy in Gainesville. - photo by Erin O. Smith

Wednesday was Tornado Safety Day in Georgia.

Georgians were urged to take time to identify where they would take shelter if a tornado strikes at home or work.

“Tornadoes can strike Georgia at any time of the year, often with deadly effects,” said Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security Director Jim Butterworth. “Since these storms can develop quickly, it’s imperative to be prepared, have a plan for where to seek shelter and know a tornado’s capabilities before it is bearing down on you.”

According to the National Weather Service, tornadoes are the No. 1 severe-weather-related killer in Georgia.

Severe Weather Preparedness Week continues today with Lightning Safety Day across the state.

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