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Monday, May 27, 2024

Tornado drill day is Thursday

As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota next week, Thursday has been designated a day for statewide tornado drills.

Cottonwood County Emergency Management said two times will be set aside for tornado drills. The first, at 1:45 p.m., will allow for a drill for schools, businesses, hospitals and other organizations. The second, at 6:45 p.m., will allow for families and second-shift workers to have a drill.

Mock tornado warnings will be issued and severe weather sirens will be sounded throughout the county as part of the drill.

The drill is a time for people to make a plan and practice what they would do in the event of a tornado emergency. The week also is designed to help people plan what they would do in the event of severe weather, whether they are at home, at work, at school, in a vehicle or outside without shelter.

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