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2022 Missouri Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Will be observed the week of March 7 - 11, 2022

March 7, 2022 | 2 min reading time

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From March 7 - 11, 2022, the National Weather Service, State Emergency Management Agency, and local emergency managers are encouraging residents to learn more about severe weather and how to protect themselves during Missouri Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Missouri's annual Statewide Tornado Drill will also be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 10 a.m. On the day of the drill, NOAA Weather Radios set to receive the Routine Weekly Tests (RWTs) will alert listeners that the tornado drill has begun. Outdoor warning sirens will also sound across participating Missouri communities. At that time, participants should practice taking cover in heir designated shelter.

Schools, businesses and families are all encouraged to participate in the statewide tornado drill. Educators are encouraged to use the tornado drill as an opportunity to include tornado facts, meteorological information and safety tips into their lesson plans.

Each day of Missouri Severe Weather Week will focus on a different safety message:

Monday, March 7 - Receive Weather Information Day

Tuesday, March 8 - Tornado Safety Day

Wednesday, March 9 - Lightning Safety Day

Thursday, March 10 - Hail/Wind Safety Day

Friday, March 11 - Flood Safety Day

For more information, visit Missouri's website.

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