Pandemic or not, Wisconsin will get its share of severe weather.
Monday marks the start of Severe Weather Awareness Week in the state, which runs April 13 – April 17.
Experts say it’s a good chance to brush up on your emergency preparedness plans in the event of severe weather.
“Different things about how do you get warnings, what does a warning mean, talk about where you shelter when something like this comes through,” said National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Tim Halbach.
While thunderstorms and tornadoes get most of the attention, Halbach says flooding is also a big concern.
“Unfortunately, a lot of the soils are still pretty soaked with the amount of water that’s fallen over the past few years,” he said. “If we were to get in a setup where thunderstorms are going over the same area, we’d be messaging ‘hey looks like we’ve got a chance for flash flooding here.'”
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