Severe Weather Awareness Week In Iowa

March 27-31

Taylor County Emergency Management

March 27-31 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa

DES MOINES – The Taylor County Emergency Management, Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD), National Weather Service (NWS), and Iowa Emergency Management Association (IEMA) have joined together to promote Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 27-31.

Severe Weather Awareness Week is an opportunity to highlight the importance of being aware of, and prepared for, severe weather through a different focus each day:

  • MONDAY – Severe Thunderstorms
  • TUESDAY – Weather Warnings
  • THURSDAY – Family Preparedness
  • FRIDAY – Flash Floods

The annual statewide tornado drill will take place on Wednesday, March 29, beginning at 10 a.m. In the event of severe weather, the drill be postponed to March 30th at 10 a.m.

Additional information about the tornado can be found on the local NWS websites.

For more information on severe weather preparedness, visit

Follow, HSEMD, IEMA, and NWS on social media using the hashtag #IAwx and #ReadyIowa.


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