Kevin Schuelke, head of Grant County Emergency Management, reminds people this is National Severe Weather Awareness Week — the time for people to review their weather safety plans before severe weather strikes. According to Schuelke, this year, it will not include a tornado siren alert test as the state has decided to focus on social media and Code Red instead.
Kelly Serr, Warning Coordination Meteorologist in Aberdeen for the National Weather Service (NWS), part of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) explained the change by saying, “There is just so much going on and we don’t know if people have the time for the drill or how the public will react given our already stressful situation.”
Milbank residents are also reminded their public storm shelters are located at the east end of St. Peter Mobile Homes (formerly Riggin Park), Lake Farley Park, and the basement of the Grant County Court House, and Grant County Detention Center.
Questions? Contact Schuelke at Grant County Emergency Management at 605.432.4637.