Next week has been proclaimed Severe Weather Awareness Week by Governor Robert Bentley. It's a week of education and awareness to help prevent injuries and deaths from tornadoes, damaging winds, flash floods, lightning, and hail. A statewide tornado drill will be conducted on Wednesday, February 23rd to test warning times and responses. Sirens will be activated for the drill. It will be postponed to Friday, February 25th if bad weather should happen. Alabama’s statewide drill is conducted jointly with a number of other southeastern states.