MEDIA INVITATION TO SPECIAL EVENT
Severe Weather Awareness Week Recognition Ceremony
Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 10-16
Who: The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) and the Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness (MCSWA)
What: Severe Weather Awareness Week Recognition Ceremony
When: 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 12
Where: Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Glass Floor Rotunda
Why: To recognize Severe Weather Awareness Week and honor the winners of this year’s Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest, the MSP/EMHSD and other members of the MCSWA will hold a special ceremony in the glass floor rotunda of the Michigan State Capitol. The poster entries were received from fourth and fifth graders statewide.
Severe Weather Awareness Week is sponsored by the MSP/EMHSD and MCSWA to educate the public about the dangers of tornadoes and other severe weather events, including the precautions that can be taken to save lives and protect families. The MCSWA was formed in 1991 to encourage Michigan residents to be prepared in the event of severe weather. To learn more about the committee, go to www.mcswa.com.
Contact: Ron Leix, MSP/EMHSD Public Information Officer, 517-284-3962