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Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week April 9-13

Minnesota's Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 9-13. On Thursday, April 12, sheriff's departments and other agencies from across the state will participate in the statewide tornado drill with sirens being activated at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. ...

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On Thursday, April 12, sheriff's departments and other agencies from across the state will participate 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.

Minnesota's Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 9-13.

On Thursday, April 12, sheriff's departments and other agencies from across the state will participate 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, visit the Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management website at https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem/weather-awareness-preparedness/Pages/d... 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

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• Wednesday-Floods

• Thursday-Tornadoes

• Friday-Extreme heat

More information can also be found at the National Weather Service website at www.nws.noaa.gov/os/tornado/index.shtml .

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