National Weather Service no longer doing tornado drills for Severe Weather Preparedness Week

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- Severe weather season is still three months away, but the National Weather Service is adjusting the centerpiece of the annual Severe Weather Awareness weeks celebrated in the spring each year.

Warning Coordination Meteorologist Kelly Serr at the National Weather Service in Aberdeen says tornado safety will still be a part of Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Serr says it will be up to individual counties as to whether or not they will continue siren activations as a part of the week.

Severe Weather Awareness Week in South Dakota is April 25th through the 29th.