Des Moines - The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service have designated March 25-29, 2013, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa.
Severe Weather and Emergencies can happen at any time! Here are some helpful tips on how to prepare for severe weather and emergencies.
For each day during Severe Weather Awareness Week, a different subject will be featured:
Monday Flash Floods
Tuesday Weather Warnings
Thursday Severe Thunderstorms
Friday Family Preparedness
The highlight of Severe Weather Awareness Week is the annual tornado drill scheduled for Wednesday, March 27 at approximately 10 a.m. Schools, businesses, state and local governments, and individuals are strongly encouraged to participate in the drill. Additional information about the tornado drill can be found on local NWS websites.
During Severe Weather Awareness Week, HSEMD will post information on individual and family preparedness at www.BeReady.iowa.gov, including podcasts, public service announcements and videos. The NWS will promote severe weather safety on their websites and by issuing informative public information statements.