WABASH VALLEY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — It’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week and local schools are making sure their students know what to do in the event of a tornado.

At Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Terre Haute, students took part in a tornado drill Tuesday morning.

Interim assistant principal Jack Miller said the students did great listening to their teachers and following instructions. The ultimate goal of preparing for severe weather is to make sure the students know where to go and how to take cover in the event of a real severe weather incident such as a tornado.

“It’s just having them getting into that repetitive thing of getting into knowing what they should be doing. Just like we do a fire drill every month. They know what to expect when the alarm goes off and we have to get out of the building,” said Miller.

The drill took place at 10:15 a.m. and was part of a statewide effort for Severe Weather Preparedness Week.