Severe Weather Preparedness Week, Feb. 2-6

Georgians are encouraged to prepare for the unexpected during Severe Weather Preparedness Week, Feb. 2-6. Each day focuses on a different preparedness topic, giving residents the opportunity to learn about each severe weather threat and take one simple action to prepare.

Monday, Feb. 2 – Family Preparedness/NOAA Weather Radio Day – Purchase a life-saving NOAA Weather Radio and choose an out-of-state friend as a “check-in” contact to call if your family gets separated.

Tuesday, Feb. 3 – Thunderstorm Safety – Learn the difference between a thunderstorm watch and a thunderstorm warning.

Wednesday, Feb. 4 – Tornado Safety (and PrepareAthon! drill for tornado safety) – Determine in advance where you will take shelter in case of a tornado warning, and find out how to practice your preparedness skills during the PrepareAthon! drill for tornado safety.

Thursday, Feb. 5 – Lightning Safety – Learn the 30/30 rule. Go indoors if, after seeing lightning, you cannot count to 30 before hearing thunder. Stay indoors for 30 minutes after hearing the last clap of thunder.

Friday, Feb. 6 – Flood Safety (alternate date for PrepareAthon! drill for tornado safety) – Copy important documents, seal them in a watertight container and add them to your Ready kit.

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