As part of Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week (April 12 through 16), the City of Mankato will participate in the annual statewide tornado drills at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., Thursday, April 15. Outdoor warning sirens (see map) and weather radios will sound at these times to simulate a tornado warning. Public Safety recommends purchasing a weather radio approved by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide warning to take cover because outdoor sirens are not designed to be loud enough to be heard inside a home. Drills are designed to help remind and educate about seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them.
Mankato participates in tornado drills as part of Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week
By Ashley Hanley|2021-04-12T06:36:31-05:00April 12th, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!