DULUTH, MN -- Severe weather awareness week kicks off Monday.
April 12-16 is designed to refresh, remind, and educate everyone about the seasonal threats from severe weather and how to avoid them.
It's also a great time to make and practice your emergency plan and build or refresh your emergency preparedness kit.
The Duluth Fire Department says it is a team effort to keep you and your family safe and to take the time to prepare for any weather situation.
"We encourage you to know how you will receive emergency alerts, to have a family communications plan, and to keep a few days supply of food, water, and batteries at your home. Education begins at an early age, so please include your children when making and practicing your family's emergency preparedness plan," said Marcie Thole with the Duluth Fire department.
Severe weather refers to straight-line winds over 70-miles-per hour, damaging hail, and of course, tornados.
Download the KBJR 6 Weather App for the latest forecasts and to receive severe weather alerts.