Extreme Weather Awareness Week to begin

Emily Ness
Updated: April 11, 2021 10:33 PM
Created: April 11, 2021 05:24 PM

The Northland sees its fair share of weather events, including what some might classify as extreme.

This next week, the public will have the chance to learn more about extreme weather events in honor of Extreme Weather Awareness Week.

The City of Duluth is working with the Duluth Fire Department on the initiative.

“The city is going to focus on educating people on different things on different days,” Marcie Thole, Fire Equipment Operator for the Duluth Fire Department explained.

The week will go as follows:

  • Monday: Alerts and warnings
  • Tuesday: Lightning and hail
  • Wednesday: Floods
  • Thursday: Tornadoes
  • Friday: Extreme heat

The goal is to raise awareness about extreme weather events and help Twin Ports residents put together emergency preparedness plans.

“We've seen the floods, we've seen the wind storms, we've already had hail and lightening already this season,” Thole said. “It’s very important in any event of severe weather that families have an idea of what they are going to do.”

Thole said that forming an emergency preparedness plan includes talking with loved ones about where you would meet and what kinds of supplies you might need on hand, like food, water and a flashlight should an extreme weather event occur.

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