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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Green Bay WI
656 AM CDT Thu Apr 15 2021

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656 AM CDT Thu Apr 15 2021


This week is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in
Wisconsin. Wisconsin`s statewide tornado drill is an annual
event, typically held in mid April during the Thursday of Tornado
and Severe Weather Awareness Week. During the drill, everyone in
the state is encouraged to discuss and practice their plans on
what to do during a tornado warning. For many people this includes
going to their designated tornado shelter, whether they are at
school, work, or home.

At 1:45 PM and 6:45 PM today, we are asking people in Wisconsin to
take 15 minutes to discuss and practice these plans. Severe
weather happens every year across Wisconsin and it is important to
be prepared for when it does occur. Have a plan in place ahead of
time. Where is the safe place to shelter? The best locations are
in the basement or lowest level of a building. Stay away from
windows. If you do not have a basement, find a place that puts the
most walls between you and the outside as possible in the center
of the building. A closet or bathroom could work in this
situation. Some additional steps for safety during a tornado are
to make sure that you have shoes or boots on in case you have to
walk through debris, get under a table, cover with a pillow or
blanket and put on a helmet.

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