Jefferson Lab to conduct tornado warning Friday

Jefferson Lab campus, off Jefferson Avenue (Photo courtesy

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will conduct its monthly tornado warning Friday.

Jefferson Lab, which is located at 12000 Jefferson Ave. in Newport News, uses the siren to quickly alert members of the lab community who are outdoors to “take cover” in the event of tornadoes and tornado warnings, say officials at the lab.

Sirens will go off at 10:30 a.m. and could be heard by anyone within a 1.5-mile radius of the lab. The test could last up to three minutes.

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