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Tornado drills planned for Thursday

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MORRIS – Stevens County will participate in two siren tornado drills on Thursday, April 24 as part of Minnesota’s Severe Weather Awareness Week.

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The first siren will sound at 1:45 p.m. Schools, business and other facilities are encouraged to conduct a tornado drill at this time. The second siren will sound at 6:55 p.m. Severe weather, including tornadoes, occur most often between 3 and 8 p.m. The evening siren gives families and second-shift workers a chance to practice their sheltering plans.

Dispatch will sound the sirens for Morris, Hancock and Alberta. The fire chief's in Donnelly and Chokio will coordinate sounding sirens in those areas.

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Kim Ukura is the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune. 

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