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Morrison County to partake in statewide tornado drill

LITTLE FALLS--The Morrison County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management reports it will participate in statewide tornado drills April 11 to observe Severe Weather Awareness Week scheduled April 8-12.

Statewide tornado drills will take place April 11 as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week scheduled April 8-12. Photo illustration by Metro Newspaper Service
Statewide tornado drills will take place April 11 as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week scheduled April 8-12. Photo illustration by Metro Newspaper Service

LITTLE FALLS-The Morrison County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management reports it will participate in statewide tornado drills April 11 to observe Severe Weather Awareness Week scheduled April 8-12.

The tornado drill sirens will be activated at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Outdoor warning sirens and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radios will sound in a simulated tornado warning. The tornado drills allow everyone in the community to practice their emergency plans for tornadoes, a news release stated. The first drill is intended for institutions and businesses. The night drill is intended for second-shift workers and families. There is no such thing as an "all-clear" siren.

For more information about severe weather safety and preparedness, visit the Minnesota

Homeland Security and Emergency Management website at tinyurl.com/ckfbbwa for daily topics during Severe Weather Awareness Week. Each day of the week highlights an important seasonal weather safety topic:

• Monday will be on alerts and warnings,

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• Tuesday, severe weather, lightning and hail,

• Wednesday, April 10, floods,

• April 11, tornadoes,

• April 12, extreme heat.

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