7710 West Saginaw Hwy Lansing MI 48917
517 - 323 - 8500

Severe Weather Awareness Week

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MARCH 17-23, 2024

Planning is the single greatest thing you can do to reduce the impacts of severe weather. In Michigan, these include tornadoes, flooding, high winds, and other weather patterns that could disrupt daily lives.
If a severe weather incident happens:
  • Do you have a plan?
  • Where will you go?
  • What will you do?
  • Are you familiar with the alert systems in your area?
  • How will you communicate?
Prepare and plan to help keep you and your family safe during a severe weather emergency.

Emergency Alerts: The difference between a watch and a warning
Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Be Prepared! Severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area. Stay informed and be ready to act if a severe thunderstorm warning is issued. The watch area is typically large, covering numerous counties or even states.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Take Action! Severe weather has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar. Warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property. Take shelter in a substantial building. Get out of mobile homes that can blow over in high winds. Warnings typically encompass a much smaller area (around the size of a city or small county) that may be impacted by a large hail or damaging wind identified by an NWS forecaster on radar or by a trained spotter/law enforcement who is watching the storm.
What does it mean when I hear the outdoor warning sirens?
In short, it means that something life-threatening is happening and you should go indoors and get more information.   The specific guidelines (tornado, hail, wind, etc.) for sounding sirens vary by jurisdiction, so check with your local community to find out the specifics if you are interested.
What should I do when I hear the outdoor warning sirens?
When the sirens are heard, go inside and tune in to local media to get more information.

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7710 West Saginaw Hwy
Lansing MI 48917
Phone: (517) 323-8500
Fax: (517) 323-8599
Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.