For native reporters, sirens at 1 p.m. the primary Wednesday of the month are not any trigger for alarm. For a NCS crew unfamiliar with Minnesota’s tornado checks? Not a lot.
The TV station reduce away from reporter Josh Campbell, who’s on the town for the Derek Chauvin trial, apparently anxious that the blare of the siren signified an imminent menace to his security.
Nope, it was simply 1 p.m. on the primary Wednesday, which is when Hennepin County Emergency Management checks its sirens.
“Josh, hang on a second, I just need to make sure you’re okay,” stated anchor Brooke Baldwin. “Forgive me for being that person, but I’m going to take you off the TV, I’m going to make sure you’re okay, whatever’s going on around you is okay, we’re going to timeout, I promise I’ll bring you back.”
In equity, a number of buildings in downtown Minneapolis are locked down with concrete barricades and wire fencing as a part of enhanced safety throughout the trial, not precisely environment that scream “relax, you’re fine.”
And because it turned out, the sirens occurred to be testing throughout a fairly intense rain bathe in Minneapolis, with the National Weather Service having to make clear that there is no ongoing extreme climate menace.
Minnesotans can anticipate to listen to extra sirens on Thursday April 15, which is when Minnesota holds its statewide tornado drills as a part of Severe Weather Awareness Week.
Campbell realized the rationale for the sirens a short while later…