The Floyd County Emergency Management Agency has teamed up with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service for the observance of Severe Weather Awareness Week today through this Friday, February 1st through 5th. The ultimate aim is to encourage families to learn emergency preparedness and response procedures for all types of severe weather, according to a release from Floyd County’s EMA. Each day has a different focus:
Monday, February 1st – Family Preparedness/NOAA Weather Radio Day
Tuesday, February 2nd – Thunderstorm Safety
Wednesday, February 3rd – Tornado Safety (with the Statewide Tornado Drill to take place at 9 am)
Thursday, February 4th – Lightning Safety
Friday, February 5th – Flooding (Alternate Tornado Drill Day)
Floyd County EMA Director Tim Herrington says of today’s focus, “Family Preparedness Day is a time for every family to plan and rehearse what they should do during the first 72 hours of any sever weather-related event or disaster.”
Preparedness tips are available at www.ready.ga.gov and via Floyd County EMA’s mobile app.