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City of Newton - Administration

Posted on: March 22, 2021

Iowa's Severe Weather Awareness Week

severe weather awareness week

Every year in the United States, hundreds of people are killed and thousands injured because of the weather. Dangerous weather can take many forms, ranging from violent tornadoes to crippling winter storms. With the notable exception of hurricanes, Iowa can experience any of these dangerous phenomena. This week we're sharing some #WeatherReady knowledge to help you know the hazards, how you can be prepared and ready to react to dangerous weather.

  • Tuesday - Watches vs. Warnings
  • Wednesday - Prepare for Severe Thunderstorm
  • Thursday - During Severe Thunderstorms
  • Friday - After Severe Thunderstorms

There is also a Statewide Tornado Drill scheduled for Wednesday, March 24 at 11 a.m. that we encourage everyone to participate in (while also keeping in mind the current COVID-19 pandemic and public health guidelines). 

Sign up here for WENS/Alert Iowa Alerts! In the event of an emergency, an alert will be sent to the phone number(s) you provide and/or your email address. This is a free service provided by Jasper County, however, normal message fees may apply. To receive text messages to your cell phone, your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities.