Tornado drills set for April 18

As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, tornado drills will be conducted throughout Minnesota Thursday, April 18. To ensure City employees can practice what to do during severe weather, tornado drills will be held at several City facilities at 1:45 p.m. Each of these worksites has an individual assigned to monitor the drill and make sure everyone knows where to seek shelter.

As part of the statewide tornado preparedness effort, sirens will be sounded again at 6:55 p.m. on April 18 to allow families and second-shift workers to practice their response to severe thunderstorms, straight line winds or tornados. If you’re home that evening, 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:

Severe Weather Awareness week (April 15 - 18) is a great time to brush up on your preparedness. Here are some resources:


Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management

National Weather Services    

Weather Safety



Published Apr 11, 2013