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Norton Shores Fire Department
Wednesday April 13th, 2016 :: 12:15 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Norton Shores and all of Michigan will be conducting a Tornado Drill today at 1:30pm. See Nixle for further details!

With Michigan’s 2016 Severe Weather Awareness Week scheduled from April 10-16, local and state emergency management officials are asking Norton Shores residents and all Michiganders to take action to prepare by participating in a statewide tornado drill at 1:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

Government agencies, organizations, families and individuals are encouraged to be a part of this statewide preparedness activity, but are not required to do so. Nearly all state of Michigan facilities will be participating.

While tornadoes can occur during any time of the year, they are especially common during the late spring and early summer months. As one of nature’s most violent storms, they can devastate homes and property in just seconds.

The average lead time for tornadoes to develop is 10 to 15 minutes, which means citizens need to be ready to react quickly when a warning is issued. By taking a few extra steps and participating in the statewide tornado drill, citizens and businesses will be ready well in advance if a tornado ever occurs.

In the event of severe weather, the statewide tornado drill will be postponed until 1:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 14, 2016.

Address/Location
Norton Shores Fire Department
1100 E Pontaluna Rd
Norton Shores, MI 49441

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 231-798-2255

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