Officials to cover severe weather preparation as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Ky.

Officials to cover severe weather preparation as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Ky.

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week, and Kentucky state officials want to make sure everyone knows what to do in case of a bad storm.

The Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee hosted a news conference Monday to kick off the week. It was held at the Henderson County Fairgrounds because the fairgrounds were located directly in the track of the March 2020 tornado.

The week is focused on educating people about life-saving technology and educating people on meteorological terminology.

There was supposed to be a statewide tornado drill Wednesday morning, but it’s been postponed due to flooding across the state.

All of this effort is so people can be prepared when severe weather hits the Tri-State next.

“We’re gonna have a major effort to educate people on the dangers of severe weather in our region, and we’re going to talk about the different measures different things they can do to protect themselves,” said Rick Shanklin, National Weather Service Paducah Warning Coordination Meteorologist. “And that’s so important as we’re progressing the severe weather season.”

For more information about Kentucky Severe Storms Awareness Campaign, you can click here.

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