Warmer weather means the storm season is approaching.

The Emergency Management Division of Iowa Homeland Security and the National Weather Service (NWS) have designated the week of March 24-28 as Severe Weather Awareness Week. Topics to be discussed this year will include:

• Monday – Flooding

• Tuesday – Warning reception

• Wednesday – Tornadoes

• Thursday – Severe Thunderstorms

• Friday – Family Preparedness

The NWS will issue public information statements each day during the week promoting severe weather safety. The NWS also has information available on its website concerning severe weather and preparedness at www.nws.noaa.gov.

The City of Perry will be participating in the statewide tornado drill scheduled for Wednesday, March 26 at 10 a.m. In the event of severe weather, the test will be postponed until Thursday, March 27.

The siren tones will cycle as it does in a true emergency. We do not sound an all clear.

The annual tornado drill is an excellent time to review tornado safety plans and conduct tornado drills in companies, schools and other facilities.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in this annual event.

For more information, call Perry Police Department Communications Supervisor Lori A. Riley, 515-465-4636.