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Overview

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 22-26, 2021 March 24 
Minnesota April 12-16, 2021 April 15
Wisconsin April 12-16, 2021 April 15