Ruth Moyer Elementary school practices tornado safety

FT. THOMAS, KY (FOX19) - Ruth Moyer Elementary Principal Jay Brewer listens to Steve Horstmeyer.

Brewer was aware of the high wind advisory and this morning, arranged for a safety drill ahead of today's wild weather.

This morning's tornado drill, in Ft. Thomas Ky, allowed the kids to brush up on what to do in the event of an emergency, and they used those skills for real this afternoon when all of the kids were taken to lower ground during the height of the storm.

500 students, in grades kindergarten through 5th grade, made it safely to the basement in just two minutes.

Brewer says tornado drills are performed multiple times a year to make sure the kids know what to do and everyone is kept safe.