By Paul Schmitt
Schools, businesses, families, and individuals have two chances to test their weather emergency plans on Thursday. This week is “Wisconsin’s Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week” and Thursday features a mock tornado warning issued at 1:45 pm and again at 6:45 pm. Kewaunee County Emergency Management Director Tracy Nollenberg explains why the drill is important.
Nollenberg says that if there is an actual severe weather warning on Thursday, the mock tornado warning will be rescheduled for Friday. According to the National Weather Service, Wisconsin had 23 tornado touchdowns last year. Kewaunee County had one tornado sighting last year, according to Nollenberg.