Severe Weather Awareness Week is Here

by Brian Wilson
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Monday marks the start of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa, as residents are reminded about some of the hazards that may be coming in the weeks and months ahead. Meteorologist Chad Hahn, at the National Weather Service, says tornadoes are one of the worst risks to lives and property, and last year, we had plenty.

Each day this week, there will be a different weather focus. Hahn says they’re starting by taking a look at severe thunderstorms.

Other days this week will center on things like flooding, the difference between a watch and a warning, and how best to stay informed through old-school weather radios or smartphone apps. A statewide tornado drill is scheduled for Wednesday at 10 A-M. Hahn says the weather service is opening a series of storm spotter classes this week as well

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