March 22-25 is . . . Weather Awareness Week
Fri, 03/19/2021 - 9:52am admin
—Local communities participating
DES MOINES - The Howard County Emergency Management Agency, Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Manage- ment (HSEMD), National Weather Service (NWS), and Iowa Emergency Management Association (IEMA) have joined together to promote Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa.
Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 22-26, is an opportunity to highlight the importance of being aware of, and prepared for, severe weather.
The annual statewide tornado drill will take place on Wed., March 24, beginning at 11 a.m. Schools, businesses, individuals and state and local governments may participate.
The communities of Chester, Cresco, Elma, Lime Springs and Protivin will participate in this drill.
Adequate community preparedness begins with the individual. Severe Weather Aware- ness Week is a good time to review your family’s emergency plan and to check the contents of your emergency kit. Be sure to include in your emergency kit items you may need if you must shelter outside of your home, including masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes.
Additional information about the tornado drill can be found on local NWS websites.
For more information on severe weather preparedness, visit www.beready.iowa.gov.
Follow Howard County (Ia) Emergency Management on Facebook.
Follow HSEMD and NWS on social media using the hashtag #IAwx and #ReadyIowa.