Schools and government buildings in North Carolina are holding tornado drills as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week.
The drills are scheduled for Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
In 2012, the National Weather Service issued 60 tornado warnings for North Carolina and confirmed 21 tornadoes that injured 22 people. The tornadoes caused more than $19 million in damages.
The months of March, May and November are the deadliest months for tornadoes in the state.
A tornado watch means a tornado is possible, while a warning means a tornado has been spotted.