Tornado drills will be held Thursday, April 18
As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, tornado drills will be conducted throughout Minnesota on Thursday, April 18 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. These times will allow families and businesses to practice their response to severe thunderstorms, straight line winds or tornados. If you’re home during one of the drills, take a few minutes to talk with the members of your household about where you’ll take shelter. This is also an excellent time to check on what kind of safety supplies you have on hand to get you through an emergency.
What to do if severe weather is approaching:
Turn to your local TV, radio or NOAA Weather channels for updates on alerts and warnings (which are issued when a severe weather event has been confirmed).
Listen for sirens that are activated in case of imminent danger.
If a warning has been issued, go to designated shelter or to a central area of an office building away from glass windows, or to the basement or inner stairwell of your home or residence. Do not use elevators. Stay in your location until the all-clear signal has been issued.
Severe Weather Awareness week (April 15 - 18) is a great time to brush up on your preparedness. Here are some resources:
Published Apr. 18, 2013