Severe Weather Awareness
Are You Prepared?

 

Statewide Severe Weather Awareness Weeks are an opportunity to increase awareness of and response to severe weather hazards.  They are scheduled throughout the spring, targeting a time before the spring severe weather "season" typically begins in that state. Most states also conduct a tornado drill during their awareness week, when test tornado warnings are issued at a predetermined time.  Please mark your calendar and plan to participate in the drill for your local area, as this is an opportunity to test your communication methods as if it were a real situation.

Illinois: March 1-7, 2015
Tornado Drill Wed. March 3 at 10 am

Missouri: March 1-7, 2015
Tornado Drill Tuesday March 3 at 1:30 pm  

Iowa: March 23-27, 2015
Tornado Drill Wed. Mar. 25 at 10 am


See the
National Severe Weather Awareness Event Calendar for dates in other states.

 The bottom line: 

Living in the most severe weather prone country in the world, 
your best defense is to be both prepared and informed. 
Know the local warning systems; Invest in a NOAA Weather Radio; 
Stay informed; Take action – indoors or out!
 


Other related topics include:

Graphs of Severe Weather Reports (Local Severe Weather Climatology):


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