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Severe Weather Awareness Week In Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It's Severe Weather Awareness Week in Tennessee.

TEMA, along with the National Weather Service and the Tennessee Associate of Broadcasters, will sponsor activities and drills to help people prepare for weather emergencies like tornadoes, damaging winds, floods, lightning and hail.

Activities include a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday at 9 a.m.

A storm system produced 22 tornadoes in Middle Tennessee in the early morning hours of January 30, 2013. According to NWS records, it was the largest January tornado outbreak in Middle Tennessee history, eclipsing the previous record of 12 tornadoes that occurred on Jan. 24, 1997. It also makes Jan. 30, 2013 the second biggest outbreak of tornadoes for any month in Middle Tennessee history. 

More information on Severe Weather Awareness can be found here

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