This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia. It starts today and will end this Friday.
Ted Wynn, Director of Bulloch County Safety/Emergency Management Agency said each day this week people in the county will have an opportunity to practice, think, and play what you, your family, your work group or your business will do if severe weather threatens. He said “The little things you do to prepare on the front end for severe weather can make a big difference in how quickly you recover and get back to normal, after severe weather strikes.”
Each day this week will focus on different aspects of being prepared in case of severe weather.
Today (Monday) is Family preparedness Day. Tuesday is designated as Thunderstorm Safety Day.
Wednesday is a very important day. This is the Statewide Tornado Drill. All schools will be practicing and drilling their procedures for a tornado. The drill is set for 9am.
Thursday is Lightning Safety Day. The week’s activities will conclude Friday with Flood Safety Day.
The Bulloch EMA will begin posting information on their Facebook page centered around this week.
Wynn pointed to the severe winter weather last week in Georgia. He said “What happened in Atlanta this week is a prime example of how important it is to prepare for severe weather.”