Coles District town hall meeting set for Monday
Prince William County’s fiscal 2013 budget and proposed tax rate will be the subjects of a town hall meeting for Coles District residents at 7 p.m. Monday at the Coles District Volunteer Fire Department, 13712 Dumfries Rd., Manassas.
Michelle Casciato, the county’s budget director, will discuss the budget and answer questions.
For information, call 703-792-4620 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stop, cover and hold
for statewide tornado drill
The annual statewide tornado drill is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. Tuesday. Individuals, businesses and schools are encouraged to participate, Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue officials said.
The National Weather Service starts the drill by sending a test tornado warning about 9:45 a.m. that will trigger tone alerts and messages on NOAA weather radios. Local radio and TV stations will then be prompted to broadcast a test message.
During the drill, participants should go immediately to a safe area — a windowless interior room, closet or hallway in the lowest level of your home, office or school — and take a “drop, cover and hold” position, officials said.