Media release: At a moment’s notice, tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods or other severe weather events can strike at any time. That’s why Floyd County’s Emergency Management Agency, in partnership with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, are encouraging all residents to participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week, Feb. 4-8, to prepare for the possibility of a disaster.
Severe Weather Preparedness Week begins with Family Preparedness Day on Feb. 4, when Floyd 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.
“I urge all of our residents to take this time now to prepare when there’s not any severe weather events,” said Tim Herrington, Director, Floyd County EMA “You can ensure that you and your family stay safe if necessary steps are taken ahead of time, and you can implement safety measures at home and at work so they will be ready when severe weather strikes.”
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 Safetyand 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 about Severe Weather Preparedness Week and events occurring locally, visit romefloyd.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, Call 706.236.5002.