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Contact: EM Coordinator Troy Bass 
Warren County Emergency Management  
March 17, 2024     Phone: 515-690-9306 or email:  
March 25-29 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa 
DES MOINES – The Warren County Emergency Management, and the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD), National Weather Service (NWS), and Iowa Emergency Management Association (IEMA) have joined together to promote Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 25-29, 2024.  
ARE YOU PREPARED?  Follow the Awareness Week events.  
Severe Weather Awareness Week is an opportunity to highlight the importance of being aware of, and prepared for, severe weather through a different focus each day: 
•    Monday – Severe thunderstorms  
•    Tuesday – Weather warnings 
•    Wednesday – Tornadoes 
•    Thursday – Family preparedness 
•    Friday – Flash floods 
The annual statewide tornado drill will take place on Wed., March 27, beginning at 10 a.m.  
Additional information about the tornado drill can be found on local NWS websites. 
For more information on severe weather preparedness, visit or   
Follow Warren County Emergency Management, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Manatement Division, Iowa Emergency Management Association and the Des Moines National Weather Service on social media using the hashtags #iawx, #SWAW and #ReadyIA. 

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