Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 13-17, 2020

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Each year, Homeland Security and Emergency Management in collaboration with the National Weather Service sponsors Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota. The week is designed to refresh, remind and educate everyone about the seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them. It's also a great time to make and practice your emergency plan and build or refresh your emergency preparedness kit.

Tornado Watch/Warning Drills
The National Weather Service, Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and other state, county and local agencies have come together to host Severe Weather Awareness Week activities. Thursday, April 16, is the day for tornado drills and working on your safety plans.  The schedule for April 16 is as follows:

1:45 pm: Most counties in Wisconsin and Minnesota will activate outdoor warning siren systems and other notification systems. The choice to activate sirens is a decision made by the counties and cities. The NWS and others will also post on social media but will not activate NOAA Weather Radio.

6:45 pm: Many counties in Minnesota will activate outdoor warning siren systems and other notification systems. The choice to activate sirens is a decision made by the counties and cities. The NWS and others will post on social media but will not activate NOAA Weather Radio.

Severe Weather Awareness Schedule

Monday, April 13 - Weather Alerts and Warnings
Tuesday, April 14 - Severe Storms, Lightning, and Hail
Wednesday, April 15 - Floods
Thursday, April 16 - Tornadoes
Friday, April 17 - Extreme Heat

More information can be found here.

4-14-2020