Preparing for Tornadoes

Tornado Siren

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – Civil defense sirens were heard throughout our area today.

But, no need to be alarmed as it’s just a test as part of “Tornado Drill Day” in the Gopher state.

The tests are part Severe Weather Awareness Week throughout Minnesota.

The state averages 40 tornadoes during any given year.

These drills give businesses and families a good chance to prepare for what could be ahead.

“The simple fact is a lot of people really don’t remember where there place of assembly is,” Albert Lea Emergency Coordinator Mark Roche said. “When you’re dealing with work environment, where is it? Whether you’re working or in school or the mall, these are important things to know.”

Olmsted County postponed their tornado drill due to the weather.

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