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Parkersburg prepares for tornado drills

PARKERSBURG (KWWL) - The focus is tornadoes Wednesday for Severe Weather Awareness Week, and one community in eastern Iowa can't help but think of storms last year.

In Parkersburg, city officials chose not to sound their sirens today, but the Aplington-Parkersburg Elementary School will have a full tornado drill Thursday.

School counselors have been working with elementary students to ease their fears about this upcoming spring and the possibility of more severe weather.

School officials hope tomorrow's drill will spark a conversation at home.

Elementary principal Amy May said, "We want parents to know that its good for them to have those convesations with the kids, and talking about it is healing... for family, not just the kids."


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