Statewide Tornado Drills to Take Place Thursday
By Mark Askelson (4/19/17)
Ada, MN -- The Tornado Sirens will be going off today all over the State of Minnesota as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week. There’s no need to be alarmed, but there is a need to be prepared. Tornados can develop in a very short period of time and Greg Gust of the National Weather Service says you should use these Tornado drills to make preparations in case of the real deal.
Sometimes there may not be safe place to be in your home, especially if you live in a trailer house or small single level home. That’s why Garry Johansen of Norman County Emergency Services is working with towns in Norman County to provide a safe place to go during a tornado or major storm event.
The Tornado Sirens will sound at approximately 1:45pm and 6:45pm today. According to the National Weather Service, Minnesota experiences an average of 40 tornadoes per year. 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.