The public needs to take note of Tornado Awareness Week in Wisconsin, and remember these dangerous storms can happen at any time, anywhere, with the January twisters in Kenosha County being a prime example.
Racine County Emergency Management coordinator David Maack said knowing the difference between a tornado watch & a warning is important. Maack said under normal circumstances, the public should not expect the kind of lead time on tornado warnings, like with the Kenosha twisters in January. Maack says the public, including businesses, should have a NOAA weather radio for instant notification when the possibility of severe storms exist. The public should be aware of a statewide tornado exercise Thursday afternoon between 1:00 and 2:00 P.M., during which outdoor warning sirens will sound — the goal being a reminder about what you would do if it really was an emergency.