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Wis. officials start tornado prep


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State emergency officials are getting ready for tornado season.

Monday marks the beginning of Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin.

State emergency management officials are planning a statewide tornado drill on Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service will issue mock tornado warnings around the state. State officials say many schools and businesses traditionally run drills in conjunction with the warnings.

Meanwhile, people should prepare for the real thing by putting together disaster supply kits and learning the area where they live well so they can track storms movement from weather bulletins.

Wisconsin sees an average of 21 tornadoes a year.

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