It is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Lucas County

Snapped tree, photographed at Dorr St. on December 30, 2019. (Jaden Jefferson)

TOLEDO, Ohio — The Lucas County Commissioners have declared March 20th through the 26th as ‘Severe Weather Awareness Week’, in the hopes of helping residents prepare for the drastic weather changes that occur in the spring season.

The commissioners are encouraging you to prepare your home, businesses, or organization for the upcoming months, which can the bring the potential of flooding, wind events, tornadoes, lighting and power outages.

Preparations may include ensuring disaster preparedness kits are restocked with seasonally-appropriate supplies, emergency contact lists are up-to-date, the testing of NOAA weather radios is done, and the reviewing of homeowners and flood insurance policies takes place.

In addition, Lucas County EMA is urging the community to participate in the statewide tornado drill on Wednesday at 9:50 a.m., by exercising weather safety plans and drills. At that time, the Lucas County outdoor warning sirens will be activated for three minutes, longer than the usual first Friday of the month tests.

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