Morning tornado siren prepared for Severe Weather Awareness Week

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The National Weather Service in Topeka is conducting a tornado drill on Tuesday morning as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week. Sirens are expected to go off at 10 am and experts say people should treat the drill like an actual emergency.

“Just be ready and be prepared for anything because these disasters, weather incidents, events, they can happen pretty much anytime anywhere, whether we’re at home, school, work, out in the public,” said Errin Mahan, planning section chief for Shawnee County Emergency Managament.

Each day of this week features a different aspect of severe weather: preparedness, tornado safety, lightning safety, hail/wind safety, and flood safety. Click here for more information on Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Experts say you should have a family plan in place if disaster strikes. Click here for tips on making a plan.

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