April 19 to 23 designated Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week

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April 19 to 23 has been designated Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kenosha County and throughout the state.

A statewide tornado drill is scheduled for Thursday, April 22. At approximately 1 p.m., a mock tornado watch will be issued for the entire state and at approximately 1:20 p.m., a mock tornado warning will be issued for all of Southeast Wisconsin, which will include the sounding of Kenosha County’s Outdoor Warning sirens. If severe weather should be present on Thursday, the mock tornado drill will be postponed until Friday, April 23, at the same time. The drill will conclude at 2 p.m.

“The Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week and the mock tornado drill offer opportunities for schools, businesses and families to discuss and practice for severe weather activities. It’s important that everyone regardless of where they are at when severe weather strikes, knows what to do and where to go,” said County Executive Jim Kreuser.

For more information on safety precautions during severe weather or to request a “Tornado Safest Area” walkthrough of your school, business or Agency, please contact Kenosha County Emergency Management at 262-605-7900.

Note: westofthei.com will feature a daily post about Severe Weather Week through April 23.


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