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'Severe Weather Awareness Week' Kicks Off With State-Wide Tornado Drill

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Families and businesses across the state continue to clean up after this past weekend's severe weather.

State officials are now trying to ensure everyone is ready for when Mother Nature inevitably strikes again.

The Kentucky Emergency Management director says severe weather is the Commonwealth's most constant threat.

On Wednesday, Governor Matt Bevin signed a proclamation designating the next seven days as Severe Weather Awareness Week.

To kick off the week, a state-wide tornado drill will be conducted Thursday morning.

Officials are hoping everyone from businesses to schools to hospitals will participate.

Emergency management released some tips to help prepare for the drill.

First, you'll need to designate a tornado shelter area.

This should be an interior room on the lowest level of a building. Basements are best, but if there is not one you should choose an interior closet or bathroom.

Make sure everyone in your building knows where the designated shelter is located and the easiest way to get there.

This state-wide tornado drill will be at exactly 10:07 Eastern Time.

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