Gov. Steve Beshear declared a statewide tornado drill yesterday, March 10th, through state emergency agencies. Edmonson County Emergency Management Director Pat Prunty traveled to South Edmonson Elementary to participate in the school's drill.
"Our schools take this very seriously," Prunty said. "South Edmonson did a great job, and the faculty and staff are very aware of the student's safety." Prunty also added that not only SEES, but all Edmonson County Schools make safety a priority. "We're glad that they take it so seriously," he said.
SEES Principal Jamie Woosley praised his students and also credited Prunty for a job well done. "Students knew where to go and acted appropriately," said Woosley. "We practice multiple drills throughout the year so they knew what was expected of them."
Mr. Woosley said he felt confident that his school would be ready in the event that the next time wasn't just a drill. "We hope that we never have to apply them in real situations, but we feel prepared to handle severe weather if it occurs."
Edmonson Voice Staff