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Officials warn residents about statewide tornado drill

The Albany Fire Department and 911 Center will be participating in a statewide tornado drill. (Source: WALB) The Albany Fire Department and 911 Center will be participating in a statewide tornado drill. (Source: WALB)
Investigator Sam Harris with the Albany Fire Department (Source: WALB) Investigator Sam Harris with the Albany Fire Department (Source: WALB)
There were 24 tornadoes in the state in 2015, nine of which occurred in November. (Source: WALB) There were 24 tornadoes in the state in 2015, nine of which occurred in November. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Don't be alarmed if you hear warning sirens going on Wednesday.

The Albany Fire Department and 911 Center will be participating in a statewide tornado drill.

The Albany Fire Department officials said that it allows them to make sure emergency equipment is working properly. 

"It makes them aware and it helps the citizens be aware and be prepared. And our job is to always protect personnel, protect people and property," said Investigator Sam Harris with the Albany Fire Department.

There were 24 tornadoes in the state in 2015, nine of which occurred in November. 

The warning sirens will sound Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. for the drill.

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