Brainerd Area News

Tornado Sirens To Sound Across Lakes Area


This is Severe Weather Awareness week in Minnesota and I thought I would take a moment and remind everyone that on Thursday, April 15th, the County Emergency Management officials will be sounding tornado sirens (or doing a Tornado Drill) across the state at two separate times.

The outdoor warning sirens will go off Thursday at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. as part of Tornado Drill Day.  The drills will allow everyone to practice their plans in case of a tornado.

The first drill is intended for institutions and businesses to practice their plans.  The second is for second-shift workers and families at home.

It’s recommended that everyone have a plan both at work (or school) and home as to what to do in case of a tornado.

Learn more by visiting  the Department of Public Safety’s website.