April 8 through April 12 is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. This annual campaign encourages everyone to prepare for tornados and severe storms that can occur during the spring and summer months.

Take this opportunity to review any severe weather plans you may have in place and discuss with friends and family what to do and where to go in case of severe weather.

A statewide tornado drill is scheduled at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on April 11. During the drill times, Wisconsin’s National Weather Service offices will conduct NOAA Weather Radio tests that can be heard only if you are actively listening to those devices or have one programmed to activate on test alerts.

Kenosha County will NOT be testing the outdoor warning sirens during the drill times. Local radio and TV stations across the state may issue messaging to encourage people to participate in the scheduled drills. Schools, businesses, and people at home are encouraged to practice going to their nearest tornado shelter during the drills as if there were an actual tornado warning in effect.

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