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Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness Campaign to begin Sunday

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INDIANA (WFIE) -

"Severe Weather and Flood Preparedness" Week begins in Indiana this Sunday, March 16th.

Although the sleet, ice and snow are over, springtime brings with it new types of severe weather.

The severe weather preparedness week is an annual event that aims to help minimize the number of weather-related deaths and injuries.

Weather with the potential to hurt people is right around the corner. Severe weather season begins in April.

In fact, the nation's two largest tornado outbreaks on record both occurred during April. In each outbreak, more than 300 people died across the Midwest and South.

To decrease fatalities during storms like these, the state is encouraging colleges and community organizations to offer severe weather preparedness events throughout Indiana during the week ahead.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security website also houses some severe weather preparedness information. On the website are some fact sheets about how to spot potentially dangerous weather and how to record and report damage if you and your home get caught in the middle of a bad storm.

Below is a list of events being offered in our community for the 2014 "Severe Weather and Flood Preparedness Week." We will work to keep this list up-to-date throughout the week.

Wednesday, March 19:

Become a Certified Storm Spotter
University of Southern Indiana
University Center East rooms
1:30 to 3 p.m.

Storm Spotter Class with Rick Shanlin (National Weather Service--Paducah, KY)
University of Southern Indiana
University Center East (Rooms 2217-18)
5:30 to 9 p.m.

If you or your organization will be hosting an event related to this campaign, please let us know by clicking here and submitting a "News Tip."

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