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RF recognizes National Weather Awareness Week

The week of April 17-21 is National Weather Awareness Week. That included a statewide tornado drill held Thursday, April 20. Schools were asked to conduct tornado drills at 1:45 p.m. Families and second shift workers were asked to hold a drill at 6:45 p.m.

In cases of severe weather, the River Falls storm sirens are activated for tornado or severe weather warnings.

The 2017 Emergency Weather Warning Siren test dates include:

Thursday, April 20: 1:45 p.m., and 6:55 p.m.

Monday, May 22: 1 p.m.

Monday, June 26: 1 p.m.

Monday, July 24: 1 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 28: 1 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 25: 1 p.m.

To learn more about storm preparedness, visit www.ready.gov.

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