4-17-17: Schools, businesses, families, and individuals are encouraged to review and test their emergency plans during Wisconsin’s Severe Weather Awareness Week through the following activities.
STATE WIDE TORNADO DRILL
On Thursday, April 20, 2017, Wisconsin will host two statewide tornado drills. At 1:00pm, the first drill will commence with the National Weather Service issuing a statewide mock tornado watch and at 1:45pm a statewide mock tornado warning will be issued. The second drill will be at 6:45pm with the National Weather Service issuing a statewide mock tornado warning. Many radio and TV stations will participate in the drill. In addition, NOAA weather radios (also known as emergency weather radios) will issue alert messaging and weather sirens will sound across the county. “This is a great opportunity to practice safe procedures for severe weather including ensuring you have multiple methods for receiving severe weather notices” said Natalie Easterday, Shawano County Emergency Management Director.
The tornado drill will take place even if the sky is cloudy, dark and or rainy. If actual severe storms are expected in the state on Thursday, April 20, the tornado drills will be postponed until Friday, April 21 with the same times. If severe storms are possible Friday, the drills will be cancelled.
STORM SPOTTER TRAINING
Shawano County is hosting two National Weather Service Storm Spotter trainings. The training reviews storm development, how to report a storm and other related information. The training is free, open to the public and lasts about one and half hours.
April 19, 2016 at 10 a.m.
ThedaCare Medical Center Shawano – Wolf River Room
100 County Hwy B, Shawano, WI 54166
April 26th at 6:30 p.m.
402 N. Genesee St., #3, Wittenberg, WI 54499