Severe Weather Awareness Week

March 25-29 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa

DES MOINES – The Calhoun County Emergency Management, Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (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 25-29, is an opportunity to highlight the importance of being aware of, and prepared for, severe weather.

Weather Spotter training will be held March 18th, 2019 at 7 pm at the Manson Fire Station.  The general public is welcome to attend and the training is free.

For each day during Severe Weather Awareness Week, a different subject will be featured:

  • Monday – Severe thunderstorms
  • Tuesday – Weather warnings
  • Wednesday – Tornadoes
  • Thursday – Family preparedness
  • Friday – Flash floods

The annual tornado drill will take place on Wed., March 27, at approximately 10 a.m.  Schools, businesses, government agencies, the military, and individuals are strongly encouraged to participate in the drill.

For more information on severe weather preparedness, visit the Iowa National Weather Bureau’s website.

Additional information about severe weather preparedness and links to local NWS websites are available at www.beready.iowa.gov.  Follow HSEMD and NWS on social media using the hashtag #IAwx and #ReadyIowa.