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West Irvine Elementary Students Practice State-Wide Tornado Drill

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ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- People across the state of Kentucky continue to clean up after severe weather from last week. 

On Thursday people took part in a state-wide tornado drill.

Students from West Irvine Elementary took cover in hallways and other areas of the building, that are common for providing the best protection from a tornado's wrath.  

Practice can never fully prepare for the chaos of the real thing, but this exercise could save lives. 

"We've made sure kids are away from windows, away from doors, anything major overhead," says Charlotte Arvin, the principal at West Irvine Elementary. "Of course we have a really nice building that makes that easy to do. I was really pleased! They were quiet and followed our protocol and expectations."

Thursday's drill took place on the one year anniversary of a microburst, which did significant damage throughout the county.

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