Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa
The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency, Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD), National Weather Service (NWS), and the Iowa Emergency Management Association (IEMA) have joined together once again to promote Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa.
Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 27-31, is an opportunity to highlight the importance of being aware of, and prepared for severe weather.
“There are numerous ways to receive severe weather alerts and emergency information such as from NOAA weather radios, local media, any of the many severe weather apps available to smartphone users and of course, Montgomery County Alert Iowa which will greatly increase your awareness and preparedness for incoming severe weather”, said Brian Hamman, Montgomery County Emergency Management Director.
The annual statewide tornado drill will take place on Wednesday, March 29th at approximately 10 a.m. Schools, businesses, individuals and state and local governments are encouraged to participate during this time to ensure that your severe weather protocols are adequate and you are prepared should severe weather strike. Montgomery County will be sounding all outdoor warning sirens during this timeframe.
For more information on severe weather preparedness, visit www.beready.iowa.gov