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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
Iowa March 25-29, 2024 Wed, March 27 @10:00am 
Minnesota April 8-12, 2024 Thu, April 11 @1:45pm & 6:45pm
Wisconsin April 8-12, 2024 Thu, April 11 @1:45pm & 6:45pm