Tornado Drills In St. Cloud Today

Tornado Drills In St. Cloud Today Click to Enlarge Photo: Associated Press

Apr 20, 2017 at 6:29 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - When you hear the outdoor warning sirens going in St. Cloud today don't be alarmed, it's only a drill.

Stearns County Emergency Manager Erin Hausauer says the sirens are a chance for everyone to practice what they would do if a tornado hit.

The first drill is at 1:45 and the second siren will sound at 6:45.

"It's to give families an opportunity in the evening to practice, and then when you're at work or school or wherever it might be during the day that you have an opportunity to practice as well," said Hausauer.

The drills are part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota.

On March 6th, the state had its earliest tornadoes on record when tornadoes tore through the Pihls Park campground northeast of Bricelyn. Later that day tornadoes hit Clarks Grove in Freeborn County and near Zimmerman in Sherburne County. See some of the damage from that tornado below. 

For more severe weather information click here.

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