Severe Weather Preparedness Week 2017

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It’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois… 

Although the severe weather season has started a bit early, all week the National Weather Service is making sure you are ready the next time severe weather threatens.  

Until March 11th, National Weather Service meteorologists are sharing tips with the public about what you can do to prepare in advance for the peak of severe thunderstorm, tornado, and flooding seasons in Central Illinois. Highlights of Severe Weather Preparedness Week include daily severe weather preparedness and safety messages and the Annual Tornado Drill.  

The Annual Tornado Drill is Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 10:00 am. This drill will be started with a Tornado Warning TEST. This will be issued for all 102 counties in Illinois. During the drill schools, homes, and businesses are encouraged to practice their plans of action. Click HERE for severe weather safety tips and resource links. 

Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois runs March 5 – March 11, 2017. 

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