The Michigan State Police, along with its Emergency Management and Homeland Security Divisions is conducting a voluntary statewide tornado drill. The drill will occur at 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 19.

Graphic provided by Michigan State Police. Used by permission.

April 16-22 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Michigan.

While tornadoes can occur any time of the year, they are especially common during the late spring and early summer months. As one of nature’s most violent storms, they can devastate homes and property in just seconds. The average lead time for tornadoes to develop is 10 to 15 minutes, which means citizens need to be ready to react quickly when a warning is issued. - Michigan State Police

 

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