Are you prepared? You’ve heard all over the news…This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week! The state of Iowa is having a state-wide tornado drill.

So…What is Ankeny and surrounding communities doing to ensure you are ready? Storm Spotter classes are being offered free of charge TONIGHT at DMACC. Statewide Siren Tests will be held Wednesday morning between 10:00-10:30 am.

Below are a few tips that can help you be more prepared:
1. Put together an emergency supply kit.
2. Make a family emergency plan and be sure each member of the family knows their role in the plan.
3. Be informed. Buy a weather radio (available at Radio Shack and Fareway) or download a severe weather app (Accuweather or MyWarn)

Because what you don’t know CAN hurt you, I hope this finds you a little better prepared as the season for severe weather has rapidly approached us.