Statewide Tornado Drill

Dear NDS Parents/Guardians:

North Carolina’s annual statewide tornado drill for 2019 took place this morning, Wednesday, March 6, at 9:30 a.m. Every school, business, workplace, and family across the state was strongly encouraged to participate in the statewide tornado drill.

New Dimensions: A Public Charter School participated in the statewide tornado drill this morning at 9:30 a.m.

New Dimensions is committed to the safety & well being of our students, staff & families. In awareness of the tornado season, we have discussed with our students what to do in the event of severe weather. We encourage you to develop a plan at home and practice those safety procedures regularly. In the event of severe weather, you will be notified by our all call system of any cancellations or delays. Notifications will also be posted on our website at ndschool.org and Facebook at New Dimensions School-CFA.

Emergency officials have recommended the following safety tips:
Know where the nearest safe room is — such as a basement or interior room and away from windows — and go there immediately if you hear or see a tornado.
If driving, you should leave your vehicle immediately to seek safety in an adequate structure. Do not try to outrun a tornado in your vehicle, and do not stop under an overpass or a bridge.
If you are outdoors and there is no shelter available, take cover in a low-lying flat area. Watch out for flying debris.
Following a storm, wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and gloves when walking on or near debris, and be aware of exposed nails and broken glass.
Be aware of damaged power or gas lines and electrical systems that may cause fires, electrocution, or explosions. Always assume that a downed power line is energized.
Know the terms: “Watch” means it is possible for a tornado to occur. “Warning” means a tornado has been spotted and you should take shelter immediately.
Have a weather radio that broadcasts alerts from the National Weather Service whenever severe weather occurs.
Thank you for being part of our Warrior Family and efforts to help educate our students, staff & families on the importance of safety.

Sincerely,

NDS Staff

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