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Norfolk, Neb. leaders remind residents to be ready for severe weather

NORFOLK, NE (KTIV) - City leaders in Norfolk, Nebraska are reminding residents to be ready and listen for weather sirens in case of severe weather.

In a press release issued Tuesday morning, city leaders asked residents to be alert and make plans for what to do during Tuesday's possible severe weather outbreak.

"People need to decide right now what they'll do if the tornado sirens go off. Families need to have a plan for what their kids should do if they're at a friend's house or of they're in a park or on the street on their bike. Talk about it now before the sirens go off," said Faythe Petersen, Region 11 Emergency Manager.

The National Weather Service says damaging storms are expected to develop later Tuesday in Nebraska and Iowa.  The weather service says in its hazardous weather outlook that storms are likely to erupt along and north of Interstate 80 and quickly move east. The storms could spawn tornadoes, produce damaging hail and straight-line winds and drop torrents of rain.

Petersen reminds Norfolk residents that if the city is in a tornado warning a siren consisting of a long whistle blow will go off. She says there is no all clear signal.

Stay tuned to KTIV for the very latest on Tuesday's possible outbreak of severe weather.
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