Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week

week is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin
and Fond du Lac County Communications and Emergency
Management Director Bobbi Hicken says the most important thing to do when there
is a Tornado Warning is take shelter. Hicken says you should take shelter
preferably in your basement if you have one and you should have an emergency
kit and non-perishable food and water sources. As part of the week there will
be mock tornado drills on Thursday. A mock tornado watch will be issued at 1
p.m. and a mock tornado warning at 1:45 p.m. There will be a second mock
tornado warning that evening. There will be no mock tornado watch issued before
the mock warning at 6:45 p.m. Hicken says it is an opportunity for people at
home to practice their tornado safety. Since 1844 there have been 48 tornadoes
in Fond du Lac County. Only four of the state’s 72
counties have had more over those years. One of the four is neighboring Dodge County,
which has had 61. Dane has had the most with 81. Last year, there were 16 tornado
touchdowns in Wisconsin.