Severe Weather Awareness Week next week

As Minnesota has already experienced severe weather this season, Beltrami County Emergency Management will participate in Severe Weather Awareness Week next week.

Monday’s topic is alerts and warnings, such as having a reliable source of NOAA weather information.

Tuesday’s topic will cover thunderstorm winds, lightning and hail.

Wednesday will cover flash flooding, Thursday will be tornado drill day, and Friday will focus on extreme heat.

“Beltrami County is not immune to severe weather, in fact we have experienced many significant severe weather events within the last ten years,” said Christopher Muller, director for Emergency Management.

“The July 2nd and 4th, 2012 extreme wind events, and the July 4th, 2018 tornado that hit the City of Bemidji are just a couple examples. It is important for residents and visitors to have an identified safe shelter before severe weather hits and have a source of NOAA Weather information.”

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.

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