Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 17 – 21, 2017
Statewide Tornado Drills are Thursday, April 20
During the week, the Department of Public Safety and the National Weather Service will be promoting severe weather safety and emergency preparedness information in the media. In addition, statewide tornado drills will be held Thursday, April 20 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
This is the perfect time for families, communities, schools, and local businesses to review and talk about their emergency plans and how they can prepare for the upcoming severe weather season.
Each day of the week highlights an important seasonal weather safety topic.
Promote Emergency Preparedness in Your Community!
- Host community preparedness activities
Ask local businesses about their emergency plans
Host a preparedness and health fair
Start a local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Meet with homeowner associations to discuss emergency plans
Post Facebook articles and photos about preparedness activities
Send tweets with preparedness tips
Teach preparedness classes at local schools