Today is tornado day for Iowa’s severe weather awareness week

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This picture was taken by the Floyd County sheriff (L. L. Lane) at his spotter position on Highway 14. It shows the tornado when it was 2 miles southwest of Charles City on May 15th, 1968.

Des Moines, Iowa – Iowa is in the middle of Severe Weather Awareness Week and Meteorologist Mindy Beerends, at the National Weather Service talks says today is Tornado Day.

Last year was a relatively quiet year for tornadoes in Iowa.

This year is already very active for tornadoes with multiple reports of funnel clouds in late February and at least ten tornadoes touched down statewide in early March. Beerends says there will be a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday.

Learn more about tornado safety by clicking here.

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Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.