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Statewide tornado drill on Wednesday

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Todd Heitkamp NWS (Download MP3)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) - A mock tornado drill will be held Wednesday morning as part of severe weather awareness week in South Dakota.

Sioux Falls forecaster Todd Heitkamp says it’s an opportunity for you to put your tornado safety plan to the test.

The drill starts with a mock tornado watch issued tomorrow morning at ten, followed by a warning at 10:15.   The drill ends at 10:30.

Officials recommend you have a disaster preparedness kit in your home shich should include food, water, a flashlight, first-aid kit, essential medicines and document and records.  This is the time to prepare for weather disasters.