South Dakota’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week is April 25-29

April 15, 2022

ABERDEEN, S.D.–Severe Weather Preparedness Week in South Dakota is April 25-29, 2022 and serves as an opportunity to increase awareness and response to summer severe weather hazards.

The National Weather Service encourages people to think about personal safety plans and to ‘Know Before You Go.’ Whether at home, school, work or traveling, people should review the weather forecast and think about severe weather safety in every situation.

Each day during Severe Weather Preparedness Week has a specific theme to encourage people to focus their preparation and planning efforts.

Monday April 25: Weather Alerts and Warnings
Tuesday April 26: Severe Storms Wind, Hail & LightningWednesday April 27: Tornado Safety Information

 *The National Weather Service will be encouraging residents to practice their tornado drills on Wednesday April 29th, but will not be activating the Emergency Alert System. Individual communities may sound sirens or plan other drills locally. Please contact your local emergency management office for more details.

Thursday April 28: Flash Floods
Friday April 29: Extreme Heat