Severe Weather Awareness Week is Monday, April 17th through Friday, April 21st. Each year Crow Wing County collaborates with the National Weather Service, Minnesota Department of Public Safety and local government agencies to inform, remind, and prepare residents about the potential hazards of the upcoming severe weather season.
Statewide tornado drills are scheduled on Thursday April 20 at 1:45 pm and 6:45 pm. Outdoor sirens and NOAA weather radios will sound.
Schools and businesses are encouraged to conduct a tornado drill at 1:45 pm to practice an emergency tornado shelter plan.
The 6:45 pm tornado drill allows individuals and families the opportunity to practice their own emergency plan at home.
Crow Wing County authorities say severe weather occurs most often between 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
For up-to-date severe weather information in the Brained Lakes Area, tune radios to 106.7 FM or visit the WJJY website to listen to the live-stream. The station also has a free, downloadable App.