Emergency Siren Test March 27th through March 31st is Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Week. See the Media Release here..

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On Wednesday, March 8th,  Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring March 27th  – 31st, 2017 as Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Week. The week is designed to remind us that severe weather season is beginning and we all need to take steps to be ready, by making a safety plan and reviewing proper safety precautions for protecting their lives.


A statewide tornado drill is scheduled as part of the week on March 29th.  A Mock Tornado Warning will be issued  at approximately 9:30 a.m. MST. All alert systems will be tested. This is the time that most schools, healthcare facilities and businesses test their tornado procedures. It is recommended that families also practice their family shelter plan at this time as well.


The National Weather Service Office in Cheyenne, WY, in cooperation with Region 22 Emergency Management is observing the Severe Weather Awareness Week, and will be distributing safety messages on different aspects of severe weather throughout the week. They will provide Severe Weather Spotter Training on Tuesday, March 28th,  2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Attendees are asked to come early to register. The course is free and all attendees will receive a certificate.  The training will be held at the Western Nebraska Community College – Harms Advanced Technology Center, 2620 College Park, Scottsbluff. Someone will also be on hand to assist citizens wishing to register for the Panhandle Alert system.


To keep up to date with news and information concerning emergency management in Scotts Bluff and Banner Counties, please like Region 22 Emergency Management on Facebook and follow @Region22EM on Twitter.

For more information call Region 22 Emergency Management at (308) 436-6689.

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