Making note of the tornadoes and severe weather that has already caused substantial damage in the South and other areas of the Midwest this year, Gov. Terry Branstad urged Iowans on Monday to begin preparing for the upcoming severe weather season.
Branstad said Iowans should have a plan in place for potential severe weather. He also encouraged Iowa residents to put together emergency kits containing items like food, bottled water and first-aid supplies.
Branstad’s recommendations are echoed by Mills County Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Hurst.