This week (April 21-25) is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota. Cities will conduct a tornado drill on Thursday.

Don't forget!  The state wide tornado drills are Thursday, April 24 at 1:45 P.M. and 6:55 P.M.

Local county sirens and all NOAA Weather Radios in Minnesota will sound with a simulated tornado warning for both afternoon and evening drills. This is a great opportunity to review emergency plans and procedures, and conduct emergency drills at work and at home.

The Minnesota Department of Safety offers the following safety notes:

Monday: Alerts and Warnings

Tuesday: Storms, Hail, Lightning

Wednesday: Floods

Thursday: Tornadoes

Friday: Extreme Heat