CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) -- Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. It's the goal of the Cabot School District and its more than 10,000 students.
That's why a 2nd grade class at Central Elementary is practicing their tornado drill.
"Put your head over your neck," says the teacher.
The state requires every school in Arkansas to conduct a drill at least three times a year. In Cabot, emergency responders meet with district leaders every year to review their severe weather plan, and make suggestions and necessary changes.
Fire Chief Phil Robinson says, "We are looking for somewhere that has solid walls, something that has few, if any windows, close to it so there is no flying debris."
According to the most recent FEMA statistics, there are 87 community shelters in Arkansas, 82 of those are in school districts.