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      Georgia partakes in tornado drills

      Students practice tornado safety by covering their heads during a practice drill.

      Counties and cities across Georgia will participated in a statewide tornado drill all day Wednesday.Locally, students at Lee County's Kinchafoonee Primary School covered their heads for safety in the hallways for several minutes. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radioes along with some counties and cities will sound their tornado sirens to go over safety procedures.According to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, Georgia was pummeled by 15 tornadoes April 27-28, 2011, which killed 15 people and injured 143 across the state. The most powerful twister to hit Georgia was an EF-4 storm that roared through Catoosa County, killing eight and injuring at least 30. That storm, with winds in excess of 175 mph, was one-third of a mile wide and was on the ground for 13 miles before finally dissipating in Tennessee.