April 18, 2014, 7:15 AM
Next week is severe weather awareness week. It's a time to remember that severe weather can happen in our communities and you have to be ready for it.
The Helpline Center, along with the Sioux Empire Organizations Active In Disaster and the Sioux Falls Emergency Manager are getting people prepared by giving some in our community disaster preparedness kits.
"It could happen here, it likely will happen at some point so we want people to be aware of that and make plans," Emergency Manager for the City of Sioux Falls Regan Smith said.
Whether it is a tornado, flooding, or even a storm like the April ice storm, a disaster can strike at any time and that is why you need to be prepared in case help can't arrive soon enough.