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Severe Weather Awareness Week March 25-29

Tornado drill is Wednesday

March 19, 2013
Estherville Daily News

Des Moines - The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service have designated March 25-29, 2013, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa.

Severe Weather and Emergencies can happen at any time! Here are some helpful tips on how to prepare for severe weather and emergencies.

For each day during Severe Weather Awareness Week, a different subject will be featured:

Monday Flash Floods

Tuesday Weather Warnings

Wednesday Tornadoes

Thursday Severe Thunderstorms

Friday Family Preparedness

The highlight of Severe Weather Awareness Week is the annual tornado drill scheduled for Wednesday, March 27 at approximately 10 a.m. Schools, businesses, state and local governments, and individuals are strongly encouraged to participate in the drill. Additional information about the tornado drill can be found on local NWS websites.

During Severe Weather Awareness Week, HSEMD will post information on individual and family preparedness at, including podcasts, public service announcements and videos. The NWS will promote severe weather safety on their websites and by issuing informative public information statements.

Additional information about severe weather and family safety can be found at: or contact your local Emergency Management Agency at 712-362-5702 or .



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