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Severe Weather Awareness Week

Tornado Drill Day:  On Thursday, April 20, Carver County outdoor warning sirens will be activated twice; once at 1:45 p.m. for businesses, schools and other facilities to practice their plans, and again at 6:45 p.m. for late shifts and families in their homes.   Please note that NOAA Weather Radios will also sound for these simulated tornado warnings.

Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 17-21, 2017

Each year, Carver County, sponsors Severe Weather Awareness Week in collaboration with the National Weather Service and the MN Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

According to the National Weather Service, Minnesota experiences an average of 40 tornadoes per year. In 2012, 37 twisters touched down. A record was set in 2010 with 104 tornadoes across the state.

Understanding this threat and knowing what to do when a tornado is approaching can save lives.

You can find additional information on how we can prepare and practice in our communities for the coming severe weather season.at the following link:

https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/hsem/weather-awareness-preparedness/Pages/severe-weather-awareness-week-program.aspx

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