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Severe Weather Awareness Week to Help Prepare Minnesotans

Updated: 04/22/2014 7:24 PM
Created: 04/21/2014 6:49 AM KSTP.com

From hail to tornadoes, Minnesota can see it all this time of year. To get you prepared, the state is kicking off Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Joe Kelly with the department of public safety stopped by KSTP to talk about how this week is a great time to make and practice your emergency plan and build an emergency kit.

Each day of the week will focus on a different topic:

Officials say two of the most important events during Severe Weather Awareness Week are the annual statewide tornado drills. These drills are scheduled for Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. 

The first two tornadoes of 2014 damaged property near Minneota and St. Leo in late March.

You can get weather alerts sent straight to your phone with the KSTP.com app.

Photo: KSTP/File

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Aitkin; Anoka; Benton; Big Stone; Carlton; Carver; Cass; Chippewa; Chisago; Crow Wing; Dakota; Douglas; Hennepin; Isanti; Itasca; Kanabec; Kandiyohi; Lac qui Parle; Le Sueur; McLeod; Meeker; Mille Lacs; Morrison; Pine; Pope; Ramsey; Renville; Rice; Scott; Sherburne; Sibley; Stearns; Stevens; Swift; Todd; Traverse; Washington; Wright
Expires: 9/20/2014 8:00 PM

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Scattered Clouds
75°
75° | 54°
  • Feels like: 75° F
  • Wind: W 15mph
  • Humidity: 48%
  • Sun Times of sun and clouds
    70° | 50°
  • Mon Abundant sunshine
    70° | 50°
  • Tue Mostly sunny
    74° | 56°
  • Wed Showers
    70° | 56°

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