Wisconsin tornado drill scheduled for Thursday, April 7

On Thursday, April 7, Wisconsin will run a statewide tornado drill starting at 1 p.m. Two drills will take place – one at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. – for people at home, school or work.

Sirens may sound in some areas, and it's highly encouraged by state officials to participate by having a plan for what to do in case of an actual tornado emergency.

The safest place to be in your home during a severe weather event is your basement. The next safest place is windowless rooms in your home away from exterior walls. You don't want to be caught in a tornado near the outside of the home where debris and rapidly moving air could injure you.

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In apartment buildings, stairwells and basement garages are the safest spots to be.

View of a home without the roof or walls, green being the safest place, red the most dangerous, and yellow in case of no other options. 

Even if you're caught in the outdoors crouching down into ditches and staying as low as possible could save your life. 


Average temperatures back in forecast, 2nd week of April

Colder air slowly moves out of the Great Lakes in the next week leading to seasonable conditions heading into the second week of April


Wisconsin State Fair: Manitowoc Minute's Charlie Berens, Aug. 10

Wisconsin State Fair officials announced on Wednesday, March 30 that comedian Charlie Berens will perform his hilarious schtick at the State Fair Main Stage Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m.