Koontz Says Make A Tornado Plan

Primghar, Iowa — O’Brien County’s Emergency Management Director says preparedness is the name of the game when it comes to severe weather.
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Since this week has been severe weather awareness week, we had a chance to sit down and talk with Anne Koontz. She tells us why emergency and weather officials make such a big deal about the weather.


Koontz says several years ago they stopped sounding an “all clear” siren after tornadoes.


The WENS or Wireless Emergency Notification System is a new system that O’Brien and Osceola counties are setting up through the new state “Alert Iowa” system. According to state officials, Lyon County is also going to use the system.
You can find out more about Alert Iowa by clicking here.

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