Severe Weather Awareness
For the week of April 13th, 2014
Spring is finally here—at least according to the calendar—and with it comes the risk of severe weather. On this week’s Access Minnesota, National Weather Service Meteorologist Todd Krause discusses Severe Weather Awareness Week and an upcoming tornado drill. ECHO Minnesota’s Lillian McDonald and Julie Anderson from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety also join us to talk about the emergency warning process and the challenges of alerting people with limited English language proficiency.
Guests: Todd Krause, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service ; Lillian McDonald, Executive Director, ECHO Minnesota; Julie Anderson, External Affairs Coordinator, Homeland Security and Emergency Management , Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Issues: Severe weather detection technology; Severe Weather Awareness Week; The importance of weather spotters; Safety myths vs. facts; How Minnesota’s emergency systems reach a more diverse, technologically savvy public