Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has declared this week as Severe Weather Awareness Week. In his proclamation, the governor noted that Tennesseans face severe weather threats from flash floods, flooding, hailstorms, lightning, thunderstorms, and tornadoes, which present a danger to life, health, and property each year.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and National Weather Service offices that serve the state want all Tennesseans to learn about severe weather safety, understand the importance of preparedness, and to have situational awareness about the threats around them.
National Weather Service offices will hold a series of education and training events to focus on a different severe weather threat each day. A highlight of the week will be the statewide tornado drill Wednesday at 9:30 AM. The drill will also include a statewide test of NOAA weather radios. More information on Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week can be found online at: www.weather.gov/ohx.