“Severe Weather Awareness” This Week

The week of April 21st through the 25th has been set aside as “tornado and severe weather awareness week” in Wisconsin. The state division of emergency management is asking residents to keep these words in mind next week: listen, act and live. Dan Williams, director of Door County Emergency Services, says it’s important to be prepared for the possibility that weather conditions can change drastically during the severe weather season…

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Williams agrees that a storm doesn’t have to reach the level of a tornado to cause serious damage and loss of life…

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On Thursday, April 24th, a statewide tornado drill is planned. At 1pm, the National Weather Service will issue a statewide mock tornado watch and at 1:45, the mock tornado warning will be issued. Williams says the drill is an ideal opportunity for businesses and families to practice safe procedures for severe weather.

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