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Summer severe weather awareness week in North Dakota



Fargo, North Dakota – North Dakota summer severe weather awareness week officially begins now.

Every year, during the spring, a week is set aside to raise awareness of the risks that could result from extreme weather.

It’s a good idea to put your family’s readiness and preparation plan in place during this time so that everyone is aware of what to do in the event of a tornado warning or an impending tornado in your neighborhood.

Remember to clear up your safe zone in your house.

“The season runs from May through August. We can have some severe weather outside of those time frames, but the peak severe weather season with usually the height of the severe weather season here in North Dakota hitting during the month of July. So you know that people are out boating, outside activities. Always be aware if lightning or thunder is threatening to definitely head indoors and seek shelter” says Melinda Beerends with the National Weather Service

If you hear sirens, run inside to seek shelter and wait for more information. You should always have numerous means to learn about severe weather.