Statewide tornado drills are April 16
Mark your calendar for the annual state tornado drills Thursday, April 16 as part of Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week.
Throughout the week, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management highlights the various types of severe weather that affect our state. On Thursday, April 16, counties and cities throughout the state will participate in tornado drills at 1:45 and 6:45 p.m. These drills provide opportunities for schools, businesses and individuals to practice what they should do during a tornado.
- Monday: Alerts and Warnings
- Tuesday: Severe Weather, Lightning and Hail
- Wednesday: Floods
- Thursday: Tornadoes (with statewide tornado drills)
- Friday: Extreme Heat
Severe Weather Awareness Week is a great time for families to review what they would do in an emergency. Find links to several emergency planning resources to help you prepare for the unexpected.