Severe Weather Awareness Week — March 25-29, 2013

News, Weather

February 4th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service have declared the week of March 25th through March 29th,  2013 Severe Weather Awareness Week.   Severe Weather Awareness Week is an annual event to remind Iowans that severe weather is part of living in our state and that understanding the risks and how to respond to them can save lives.

During Severe Weather Awareness Week, the National Weather Service will promote severe weather safety by issuing informative Public Information Statements.  More information and activities for Severe Weather Awareness Week will be posted as the week approaches.

The highlight of the week will be the Statewide Tornado Drill on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.  The Iowa test will occur at the same date and time as the Nebraska test.