Sever Weather Awareness Week Kicks Off in MN, WI

National Weather Service Sends Out Reminders

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Monday marks the beginning of severe weather awareness week in Minnesota and Wisconsin and the National Weather Service is sending out a few reminders.

It’s a week dedicated in educating the Northland about severe weather and how to respond. 

With the recent deadly tornadoes in Illinois, the National Weather Service wants to get people in the state of mind of how to react when severe weather strikes. 

“Take cover in an enclosed room or in the basement when a tornado hits.  Don’t drive through flooded waters, your car will be washed away.  Lightning is one of the biggest weather killers and when you hear thunder, take cover because there is lightning in the area,” said Meteorologist at the National Weather Service, Mike Stewart. 

Statewide tornado drills will happen Thursday at 1:45 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. 

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