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Flood Safety Preparedness Week March 11-15

3/8/19

Flooding along Carolina Springs Road  2018  Photo-Dean Dyer

(CLEVELAND) – Flooding can happen anytime it rains, with little or no time to prepare and evacuate with your loved ones. White County Public Safety partners with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency for Flood Safety Preparedness Week on March 11-15. The week encourages residents and their families to prepare for the event of flooding. Each day during the week will focus on a different flood safety tip, the dangers of flooding and how Georgians can prepare before flooding happens.

White County Public Safety is encouraging all residents to dedicate time to practicing emergency response procedures and learn how to deal with floods, “Floods and flash floods can reach full peak in only a few minutes,” said David Murphy, Director of White County Public Safety. “By taking steps to prepare before it strikes and knowing evacuation routes, you can ensure that you and your family stay safe. White County residents are urged to work through communication plans and safety measures at home so they will be ready if or when a flooding event happens.”

Flood Safety Preparedness Week begins with Flood Safety, Preparedness, and Awareness Day on March 11. Each day offers a different tip on how to prepare.

Monday, March 11 – Flood Safety, Preparedness, and Awareness

Tuesday, March 12 – Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Wednesday, March 13 – Flood Hazards

Thursday, March 14 – NWS Water Resources and Services

Friday, March 15 – Partner Services

For more information about Flood Safety Preparedness Week and events occurring locally, visit www.whitecounty.net or contact 706-865-9500

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