Tornado Drill Day In Indiana

A statewide tornado drill was held today, and Wabash Valley schools took part in it.

Posted: Mar. 20, 2018 4:36 PM
Updated: Mar. 20, 2018 5:33 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Tuesday at Lost Creek Elementary started off a little different than normal.

March 20th is Tornado Drill Day in Indiana. The lessons make a lasting impression for students like fourth grader Abraham Nasser.

"Today we learned what position to be in, in case of a tornado, and we learned where to go" Nasser says.

But the drill reaches out to more than just the students. Teachers say it's also beneficial for them.

"It makes us feel comfortable knowing where to go. We can coordinate with our coworkers near us so we know that we're not gonna be running into each other, or going to the same place."

Emily Nasser is a second grade teacher and is also Abrahams mom.

She says these drills are done so the kids know what to do, and it helps give them a greater sense of security.

Nasser said "I felt a sense of calmness with them when we spoke about it before the drill happened."

She says doing these drills is so important because after doing so, everyone is a little more prepared for the spring storm season.

"I feel prepared. I know where I'm going now, I double checked to make sure I was going to the right location, and I feel like the children are confident with it, and they feel safe."

Which just goes to show how important severe weather preparedness week really is.

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