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Governor Nikki Haley has proclaimed that South Carolina Severe Weather Awareness Week for 2013 will be observed March 3-9.

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division, the National Weather Service, and the South Carolina Broadcasters Association jointly sponsor the week to remind people that severe storms, tornadoes and flash floods are significant hazards in South Carolina and people need to take proper safety precautions.

Public schools, state and local Emergency Management, the South Carolina Broadcasters Association, and others will participate in a drill on Tuesday, March 5 at 9 a.m. The purpose of the drill is to test communication systems, safety procedures, mitigation processes, etc. USC Upstate will NOT conduct a tornado drill on Tuesday, March 5.

For further information on Severe Weather Awareness Week, visit www.scemd.org.

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