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National Severe Weather Week to kick off with siren test

2:20 PM, Mar 1, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The City of St. Louis will start Severe Weather Awareness Week with the monthly siren test Monday, March 4.

On Tuesday there will be a statewide tornado drill, including siren activation at 1:30 p.m. If there is inclement weather on Tuesday, the siren test will be held on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. instead.

State awareness week coincides with National Severe Weather Week.

The City of St. Louis is encouraging residents to sign up for Nixle, a free alert system to distribute emergency messages. To sign up visit www.nixle.com or text STLCEMA to 888777.

You can also sign up for weather alerts through KSDK.com.

The City Department of Health is teaming up with the United Way, Red Cross, National Weather Service, CEMA, and Walgreens to teach residents how to prepare a 72 hour emergency kit.

The preparation demonstration will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Wohl Recreation Center March 6 or from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Cherokee Recreation Center on March 7.

KSDK

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