Severe Weather Awareness Week Focusing On Preparing For Bad Weather

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in South Dakota. It’s a five day stretch that emergency management officials use to remind the public how to prepare and survive bad weather…

Rob Fines, Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Manager joined Riverfront Broadcasting with a NOAA weather radio programming event at Bits, Bytes and Gadgets in Pierre Wednesday. It’s the first time Fines has been involved with such a program…

Wednesday marked the annual statewide tornado drill. Municipalities and counties across the state activated outdoor warning system and businesses and organizations practiced finding appropriate shelter should an actual storm move in. Fines says that on top of a NOAA Weather Radio, Hughes and Stanley County is also enrolled in Alert Sense. It’s a mass notification system that can use your cell phone to keep you up to day…

Fines says the best way to prepare for severe weather is to be alert and aware of your surroundings and of weather forecasts. Around 20 NOAA Weather Radios remain in stock at Bits, Bytes and Gadgets Pierre on South Pierre Street for those still wanting a device. The NOAA Weather Radio signal serving Pierre has been returned to service by the National Weather Service.