MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will hold a poster contest in recognition of National Severe Weather Awareness Week. Knox County students in grades one through six are asked to participate in this poster contest. The goal of the severe weather awareness poster contest is to have Knox County youth demonstrate through illustrations, the actions they can take before, during and after severe weather events to protect themselves and others.
Snow and ice storms, tornadoes, floods, thunder and lightning storms and extreme heat are weather conditions that are typical in Knox County.
Knox County schools that want to participate have until April 1 to send their entries to the Knox County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 11540 Upper Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon. One winner will be selected for each grade level and winners will be notified by Friday, April 8, and an awards presentation will be held in the county Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday, April 12. Judges will be comprised of county officials and first responders.