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Statewide tornado drill to be held in Illinois

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A statewide tornado drill in Illinois is set for 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

This is done every year on the first Tuesday of March to verify that warning systems such as the Emergency Alert System and weather alert radios are working properly. It also is done at the same time that many communities conduct their monthly outdoor siren test.

This week, March 4-10, is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois.

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