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AUDIO: Severe Weather Awareness Week

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Severe Thunderstorm near Sioux Falls, S.D. on August 8, 2011.  Photo copyright Greg Belfrage and used with permission.
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Severe Thunderstorm near Sioux Falls, S.D. on August 8, 2011. Photo copyright Greg Belfrage and used with permission. http://bit.ly/15H7BrS
Meteorologist Todd Heitkamp ... (Download MP3)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO-AM) -  The National Weather Service hopes you'll prepare for the potential of dangerous and life-threatening weather this spring and summer.  This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in South Dakota.  NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist Todd Heitkamp suggests people utilize this week to better prepare themselves and their families for severe weather. 

Heitkamp says, "We encourage everyone to take time during this week to become familiar with weather safety recommendations, so they know how to protect themselves and their families."  

For more information concerning severe weather safety, click on the audio link above.  You can also contact todd.heitkamp@noaa.gov or your county Emergency Manager.  You can also visit the following web sites for safety recommdations:

The State of South Dakota Emergency Preparedness website:  www.breadysd.com/

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls website concerning severe weather safety: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/fsd/?n=preparedness

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