Are You Prepared For Severe Weather?

Severe weather such as thunderstorms, wind storms, floods and tornadoes are threats to the health and safety of all Michiganders. To encourage residents to take precautions that can save lives and protect property in a severe weather emergency, Governor Snyder has proclaimed April 8-14 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Michigan.

This week is the perfect time to review your emergency preparedness plan, including updating any outdated information and replacing food, water or medications that may have expired in your emergency preparedness kit.

While severe weather can occur during any time of the year, tornadoes are especially common during the late spring and early summer months. Local and state emergency management officials are asking Michiganders to participate in a statewide tornado drill at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 to test your readiness.

More information about what to do before, during and after an emergency or disaster, visit

Source: Michigan State Police (MSP)