Severe Weather Awareness Week April 21 – 25


The National Weather Service and the South Dakota Division of Emergency management office are asking for assistance in helping relay information to the public concerning severe weather and life-saving measures one should take when threatened.

To help underscore the importance of the message, the week of April 21 through 25 has been declared as Severe Weather Awareness Week.

The purpose of Severe Weather Awareness Week is to provide the public with the information they need to properly prepare for adverse summer weather.

South Dakotans can look for information on the meanings of watches and warnings, as well as how to deal with the severe weather that often occurs within the state.

As part of the awareness week, a statewide drill will occur the morning of April 23.

Those interested in more information or in ways to participate in the week’s events and information sharing may contact Todd Heitkamp, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, at (605) 330-4247.