Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week April 17-21

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management wants to remind everyone that Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 17-21. On Thursday, April 20, we will be participating in the Statewide Tornado Drill with sirens being activated at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.  Outdoor warning sirens and NOAA Weather Radios will sound in a simulated tornado warning. The tornado drills allow everyone in the community to practice their emergency plans for tornadoes. The first drill is intended for institutions and businesses. The evening drill is intended for second shift workers and families.

For more information about severe weather safety and preparedness, please visit the Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management website at https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem/weather-awareness-preparedness/Pages/default.aspx for daily topics during Severe Weather Awareness Week.  Each day of the week highlights an important seasonal weather safety topic:  Monday- Alerts and Warnings; Tuesday- Severe Weather, Lightning and Hail; Wednesday- Floods; Thursday- Tornadoes and Friday- Extreme Heat.  You can also visit the National Weather Service website at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/index.shtml.  We encourage everyone to be informed and prepared.