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Our area experiences the full range of severe thunderstorm hazards - from tornadoes to flash flooding to severe thunderstorm wind gusts. Here are some safety ideas for thunderstorm hazards.

In addition, Severe Weather Awareness Week is held each spring to review these hazards and promote safety ideas.

Severe Weather Awareness Weeks:
STATE DATE Tornado Drill Day
Iowa March 27-31, 2023 March 29 
Minnesota April 17-21, 2023 April 20
Wisconsin April 17-21, 2023 April 21