Wisconsin’s Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week  – April 12-16 (see Press Release below).

On April 15, Wisconsin will once again conduct its annual statewide tornado drill at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

Safety Tips:
·      Have multiple ways to receive alerts about approaching severe weather. Outdoor warning sirens, a NOAA Weather Radio, local media, and smart phone apps are all important tools. Don’t rely on any single source for important life-saving alerts.

·      Please consider conducting a family exercise by going to your emergency shelter at 1:45 pm or 6:45 pm. Warning Sirens will be tested at these times.

·      Turn your weather radio on and check the batteries.  Weather Radios can be purchased at most hardware stores or online.

·      Check your Emergency Kit in your shelter to see if supplies need replacing or updating.

Please go to https://www.co.washburn.wi.us/departments/emergency-management for more Emergency Preparedness information.

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