Severe Weather Awareness
Mon, 03/27/2023 - 5:02pm admin
HOWARD COUNTY - The Howard Co Emergency Management Agency, Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD), National Weather Service (NWS), and Iowa Emergency Management Association (IEMA) have joined together to promote Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa.
Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 27-31, is an opportunity to highlight the importance of being aware of, and prepared for, severe weather. It is also an ideal time to review your family’s emergency plan, check the contents of your emergency kit, and sign up to receive alerts to stay weather aware.
Always Plan Ahead!!
Each day during Severe Weather Awareness Week has a different focus:
• Monday – Severe thunderstorms
• Tuesday – Weather Alerts
• Wednesday – Tornadoes
• Thursday – Family Preparedness
• Friday – Flash Floods
Howard County will participate in the annual statewide tornado drill that will take place on Wed., March 29, beginning at 10 a.m. In the event of severe weather, the drill will be cancelled.
Additional information about the tornado drill can be found on local NWS websites.
For more information on severe weather preparedness, visit www.beready.iowa.gov
Follow HSEMD, IEMA, and NWS on social media using the hashtag #IAwx and #Ready Iowa.
Also follow Howard County (Ia) Emergency Management on Facebook!