DAKOTA CITY, Nebraska (KTIV) – Wednesday is the third day of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa and Nebraska.
The annual Tornado Watch and Warning drill were held statewide in both states Wednesday morning.
The watch was issued at 10 a.m. and the sirens sounded 15 minutes later.
Students at Dakota City Elementary took part in the drill.
During the drill, students were led into classrooms and bathrooms that don’t have windows, which are safer if a tornado was to hit.
Teachers took attendance of students and staff to make sure everyone made it to a safe location.
One teacher says this is just one of many drills the school does during the year to make sure all safety measures are carried out properly.
“Safety is important in South Sioux City Schools and we do a number of drills all year long just so the students are prepared and the teachers are prepared in the event of a real emergency, “said Kasey Krueger, a teacher at Dakota City Elementary.
Krueger said practicing these drills help the students remain calm and focused if there was a real emergency since they know what is expected of them.