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Severe Weather Awareness Week

While the state is taking proactive steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, we want to remind residents that severe weather season is approaching. This includes tornadoes, flooding, high winds, and other weather patterns that could disrupt our daily lives. While we are practicing social distancing, we do not encourage you to congregate in groups for drills, but ask that you review what your plan is in the event of severe weather. Disasters don’t plan ahead, but you can!

Severe Weather Awareness Week will be held March 21-27, with the Statewide Tornado Drill being conducted on March 24 at 1 p.m. We hope the tornado drill begins a broader conversation about emergency preparedness.

Do you have a plan?

Where will you go?

What will you do?

Do you know the alert systems in your area?

How will you communicate?

Prepare your family, engage your community, and help build a prepared and resilient Michigan!

Click on the "Plan Ahead" tab at the top of this page or scroll to the bottom of the page to locate the "Plan Ahead" section. This resource section will provide you with templates on how to build an emergency preparedness kit, create a family communication plan, assemble a preparedness kit for your pet, and more!