Spring has officially arrived, and severe weather is right around the corner. But are you prepared?
March 21-25 marks Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Week and communities across the state are encouraged to help residents prepare for upcoming weather situations.
There will be a statewide tornado drill Wednesday March 25, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Expect to hear tornado sirens blown as a test.
Now is the time for government, businesses and your family to develop and practice plans in case of severe weather event.
The National Weather Service has three reminders:
1. Know your risk: Severe weather can be deadly for those who are unprepared.
2. Take action: Be ready, have a tornado plan. Know what to do if lightning becomes a hazard or if flooding is threatening.
3. Be a force of nature: Look for ways to help in your community to make sure everyone is prepared.
Sponsored by Northeast Nebraska Long Term Recovery Team, free weather alert radios will be given out Tuesday, March 24, in communities that recently had tornadoes - Wakefield, Coleridge, Wisner, Pilger and Stanton.