POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY RECOGNIZES SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK
(Council Bluffs) Pottawattamie County is promoting weather safety this week in connection with the state of Nebraska. A Tornado Drill is set for Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Doug Reed, Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Specialist, says drill activities consist of simulated emergency notification procedures, alerting of trained storm spotters, courthouse facility emergency actions, and activating community warning sirens.
“Our goal in Severe Weather Awareness Week and participating in a countywide tornado drill is simply to get everybody’s mind reset that severe weather season is fast approaching,” stated Reed. “The is a chance for them to take the opportunity to think about what they would do in case severe weather threatens areas of our county.”
Reed says the County 911 Center will activate outdoor warning sirens for the communities of Avoca, Council Bluffs, Carter Lake, Crescent, McClelland, Oakland, Carson, Underwood, and Neola.