Mason McGreer poster for Severe Weather Awareness Week

Perkins County student’s poster receives honorable mention

The 2017 Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest, sponsored by the Nebraska Association of Emergency Management (NAEM), the National Weather Service (NWS), the Nebraska Military Department and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) was recently judged.

The contest was open to all fourth grade students in Nebraska. 

Receiving an honorable mention was 10-year-old Mason McGreer from Perkins County.

Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 27-31, and is observed to increase awareness of, and response to, severe weather hazards. A statewide tornado drill was held today (Wednesday, March 29) as part of the week’s activities.

“We hope Nebraskans will take time during our annual Severe Weather Awareness Week to prepare for the severe weather we face in Nebraska during the spring and summer months,” said Bryan Tuma, NEMA assistant director. “Making a safety plan and reviewing proper safety precautions is a good practice for those of us who live in areas affected by tornadoes, floods and severe thunderstorms.”

Severe weather can result in tragic losses that preparation and planning can prevent. Through the poster contest, fourth graders encourage Nebraskans to follow safety precautions. 

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