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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

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Scattered Clouds
70°
78° | 59°
  • Feels like: 70° F
  • Wind: ENE 7mph
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Thu Mainly cloudy and rainy
    71° | 62°
  • Fri Scattered thunderstorms possible
    78° | 60°
  • Sat Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun
    80° | 60°
  • Sun Afternoon showers and thunderstorms
    83° | 65°

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