Michiana to remember deadly tornadoes, mark severe weather preparedness week

Michiana will remember one of the most devastating severe weather events in the area this weekend.

This marks the 48th year since a string of tornadoes struck the Midwest back on Palm Sunday in 1965. Four confirmed tornadoes led to the deaths of 62 people in Elkhart County and thousands of dollars in damage.

The Elkhart County Historical Museum will host a remembrance event this Sunday at 1 p.m. Admission is free. This year's program will focus on the recovery efforts that took place. The American Red Cross will discuss how a disaster response would be organized if an event like that were to happen today.

Meantime cities and schools are gearing up for Indiana's Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Storms can strike at any time. Severe weather is especially prevalent from April through July so now is the time to get ready. Preparedness week runs this Sunday, March 24 through Saturday, March 30.

Statewide tornado drills are scheduled for Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. and 7:35 p.m.

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