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Still looks and feels like winter, but state prepares for mock tornado warnings Thursday



It might not feel like spring yet with snow and cold temps, but Wisconsin is thrusting our minds into tornadoes and thunderstorms with Severe Weather Awareness week.

Thursday, there will be a pair of “statewide mock tornado warnings” at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., according to La Crosse County emergency management director Keith Butler.

The reasoning for the second drill, Butler said, is so “families can all get together and they can also practice the way that kids did at school.”

Butler also brought up that businesses should take the time to evaluate their plans.

“Whether it’s a business or a type of retail, where you have dozens of customers, you should have the means to receive those warnings and to know what to do with those people that are in your building if severe weather should be imenet,” Butler said.

All media outlets will send out severe weather alerts like those that would happen during an emergency.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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