Feb. 28 to March 6 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Tennessee, and the Chattanooga region is no stranger to extreme weather this time of year.
The spring months — especially March, April and May — tend to be active for severe weather throughout Tennessee, according to the Hamilton County Office of Emergency Management.
In March 2020, tornadoes in Middle Tennessee killed 25 people, and just a month later, tornadoes tore through the Chattanooga region killing 11 people and demolishing hundreds of structures.
Hamilton County officials are reminding residents to "be aware, be prepared." For more information on how to be prepared, visit hamiltonready.org and click on the "BE READY" link, or see if you can answer the questions in the quiz below.