Tornado drills planned for Thursday
MORRIS – Stevens County will participate in two siren tornado drills on Thursday, April 24 as part of Minnesota’s Severe Weather Awareness Week.
The first siren will sound at 1:45 p.m. Schools, business and other facilities are encouraged to conduct a tornado drill at this time. The second siren will sound at 6:55 p.m. Severe weather, including tornadoes, occur most often between 3 and 8 p.m. The evening siren gives families and second-shift workers a chance to practice their sheltering plans.
Dispatch will sound the sirens for Morris, Hancock and Alberta. The fire chief's in Donnelly and Chokio will coordinate sounding sirens in those areas.