The first week of March is Severe Weather Preparedness Week, so you can expect to hear tornado sirens sound throughout Missouri on Tuesday. Schools will also be running tornado drills. Newton County Emergency Management Director Gary Roark offered this important tip to stay safe.
"We continually try to encourage people to get weather radios. They're a very inexpensive way of getting warnings when severe weather is approaching."
In addition, Newton County Emergency Management along with the National Weather Service in Springfield is holding a severe weather spotter training seminar Tuesday, March 4th in Neosho. Roark tells News Talk KZRG what you can expect to learn.
"They basically go over different types of cloud formations, weather systems, how they develop, how they move. You learn how to look at the clouds coming in and determine if these are the types that tend to lead to super cells."
There's no charge to attend. The class is from 6:30 to 8:30 March 4th at the First Lutheran Church located at 431 Cemetery Road in Neosho.