Virginia residents are preparing for tornadoes that could occur in the future.
A statewide tornado drill and Emergency Alert System (EAS) test are taking place on Tuesday.
The Virginia State Emergency Communications Committee and the National Weather Service (NWS) will run the drill and test, which begin at 9:45 a.m.
During the event, a tornado warning message will be sent through radio and TV stations as well as cable outlets, according to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM).
Registration for the drill is available on the VDEM website.
Organizations are advised to create a plan and an emergency kit beforehand.
When the signal is sent, participants should go to a safe area, crouch down, and use their hands to shield their heads.
Afterward, they should consider if more spaces are needed and if the alert system must be improved.
If severe weather occurs, the drill and test will be postponed to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday.