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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

Winter Weather Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Barron; Polk
Expires: 11/28/2014 4:00 PM

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Few Clouds
7°
14° | 14°
  • Feels like: 7° F
  • Wind: 0mph
  • Humidity: 61%
  • Fri Considerable cloudiness
    30° | 24°
  • Sat Partly cloudy
    32° | 12°
  • Sun Times of sun and clouds
    20° | 4°
  • Mon Mainly sunny
    18° | 16°

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