Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

The week of March 23 – 27 is Severe Weather Awareness Week, and as part of that observance, a statewide tornado drill is planned for Wednesday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. Other events are scheduled throughout the week to increase awareness for the coming season.

According to The Weather Channel, Tornado Season as we know it could be changing. The number of days with at least one (E)F1+ tornado in the U.S. has fallen from an average of 150 such days in the early 1970s to around 100 days in the first decade of the 21st century, according to an October 2014 study in the journal Science. "The frequency of days with more than 30 (E)F1+ (tornadoes) has increased from 0.5 to 1 days per year in the 1960s and 1970s to 3 days per year over the past decade," says the Brooks et al. study. 

What this means is that tornadoes when they hit are more severe than what they have been in the past and we need to be prepared.

Pay attention to the tornado drill on Wednesday, March 25th to keep yourself and your family safe.

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