MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota and Wisconsin’s Severe Weather Awareness Week began Monday and it runs until Friday.
In the state of Minnesota, it’s hosted by the National Weather Service and Homeland Security and Emergency Management, which is a division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.READ MORE: 'She Was A Jewel': Community Holds Vigil For Victim Of Quadruple Homicide
This week is meant to educate the public on different threats from severe weather and help people prepare for them.
Each day this week will focus on a different weather safety topic.READ MORE: Woman Critically Injured In Minneapolis Shooting
Monday: alerts and warnings
Tuesday: severe weather, lightning and hail
Friday: extreme heat
On Thursday, the state of Minnesota will have a statewide tornado drill. Normally, schools would be in session, so kids could practice where they should go if a tornado was ever in the area during a school day.
However, with kids out of school, parents are encouraged to practice the drill with their kids if they are home with them at the time of the drill.MORE NEWS: Twins, Lynx, And Gophers Take Home Weekend Wins