Severe Weather Awareness Week is recognized April 21-25
The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office – Emergency Management office reminds local citizens that April 21-25 is Minnesota’s Severe Weather Awareness Week.
As the summer season arrives, the Sheriff’s Office recommends all residents establish a plan and practice tornado and severe thunderstorm drills to become familiar with safety actions.
The Severe Weather Awareness Week campaign is designed to inform and prepare the public and encourages the proper protective actions to reduce the loss of life and damage to property when threatened by Minnesota’s severe weather.
Each day of the week will focus on a different type of hazardous summer weather.
n Monday, April 21 – Alerts and Warnings
n Tuesday, April 22 – Severe Weather, Lightning and Hail
n Wednesday, April 23 – Floods
n Thursday, April 24 – Tornadoes (with statewide tornado drills)
n Friday, April 25 – Extreme Heat
For more info refer to https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ hsem/weather-awareness-pre paredness/Pages/default. aspx
On Thursday, April 24 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. the State of Minnesota is conducting its state-wide tornado drill. While many residents will be in school or working at this time, please conduct the drill actions as if the simulated storm is real. Also, as the family gathers together later in the evening, another drill/siren activation will occur and a drill is recommended in your home to practice keeping your family safe in the event of natural disaster.
Any questions and concerns can be referred to Deputy Brian Halbasch with the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office – Emergency Management Office at 732-2588 or firstname.lastname@example.org.