March 27th - 31st is the severe weather awareness week for Iowa. It's a good time to go over your emergency plans for what to do when severe weather hits.
On Wednesday, March 29th there is a statewide tornado drill. The county communication center will receive an exercise message at approximately 10:00-10:15 AM. Upon receipt, the communication center will activate the Outdoor Warning Systems. This is the first test of the year to check the function of the sirens after the winter.