(Des Moines) This is Severe Weather Awareness Week!
The highlight of the week is tornado day on Wednesday. Cass County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Kennon says a statewide tornado drill will be held at or near 10:15 a.m. He says the drill will be an excellent opportunity for Cass County residents, businesses and schools to practice their own procedures in the event of severe weather.
“It is an opportunity to get information out to the public,” stated Kennon. “We are in the middle of severe weather season and people to be aware of this and make plans to prepare.”
NOAA Weather radios will also sound an alert.
In 2011, over 500 people died in the United States from tornadoes!
April 2, 2012