- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - State public safety officials are encouraging South Dakota residents to prepare for severe weather that may occur during the spring and summer.

Officials have designated April 25-29 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in South Dakota.

Department of Public Safety Secretary Trevor Jones says “the key with severe weather is knowing what to do when it happens.”

A statewide tornado drill is scheduled Wednesday morning and severe weather sirens will be sounded in most communities.

Throughout the week, several counties will host severe weather preparedness meetings for their weather spotters and the public.

Jones is encouraging families to talk about what to do in the event of severe weather.

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