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Posted on: January 24, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Severe Weather Preparedness Week February 4-8, 2019

Severe Weather preparedness

At a moment’s notice, tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods or other severe weather events can strike in Laurens County at any time. Severe Weather Preparedness Week begins with Family Preparedness Day on Feb. 4, when Laurens County households are encouraged to program their NOAA Weather Radios. The rest of the week dedicates time to practicing response to specific emergency events and going through the procedures of learning how to deal with each potential disaster. 

Each day will focus on a different severe weather threat faced by Georgians. All of the following days focus on a different threat and how to prepare.

Monday, Feb. 4 – Family Preparedness / NOAA Weather Radio Day
Tuesday, Feb. 5 – Thunderstorm Safety
Wednesday, Feb. 6 – Tornado Safety and PrepareAthon! For Tornado Safety
Thursday, Feb. 7 – Lightning Safety
Friday, Feb. 8 – Flood Safety

On Wednesday, when tornado safety is emphasized, residents, schools and businesses statewide can participate in Ready Georgia’s PrepareAthon! For Tornado Safety, a statewide tornado drill.

For More information on Ready Georgia visit: Ready Georgia

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