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BPS Will Participate in Nebraska Sever Weather Awareness Week Drills

March 19, 2014

The week of March 24-March 28th has been designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Nebraska.  The week provides opportunities for public, government and private businesses to raise awareness, prepare, test and practice procedures for what to do during a severe weather event.  As long as no severe weather is expected or occurring, the statewide tornado drill will be conducted by the National Weather Service on Wednesday, March 26th between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. CDT.  

The purpose of the drill is to ensure that Nebraskans can adequately receive a tornado warning and to practice any actions which would be taken to protect your life in the event of a real tornado.  The test warning will be sent through all communication channels which are normally used for severe weather dissemination.  This tornado drill presents an excellent opportunity for everyone at work, school, or home to practice their safety measures.

Severe Weather Awareness Week provides the National Weather Service the opportunity to get potentially lifesaving information out to the public. Each day this week, the National Weather Service Offices across Nebraska will concentrate on one safety topic and have this information available through Public Information Statements on the NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards and the Internet.

Burwell Public Schools will participate in the statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, March 26th as the City of Burwell tornado sirens are sounded. 

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