(Cleveland)- This is severe weather awareness week in Georgia. Spearheaded by the National Weather Service it’s a time to think and prepare for possible severe weather activity. The White County Emergency Management Agency is participating in the various phases of preparation.
Emergency Management Agency Director David Murphy said it’s a good training tool for them, “ we participate in various ways we actually drill and exercise our emergency notification systems our tornado sirens will be activated for a warning period and just to make sure we have everything in place ready for those potential weather threats that usually come in the spring,” said Murphy.
As part of the activities Wednesday ( 2/6), weather permitting, the county will exercise the weather warning capabilities which will include activation of the counties 18 outdoor warning sirens. This will occur around 9 AM. Be aware when you hear the sirens Wednesday morning it is only a test.
Families should be prepared for any type of hazard that could affect their area. The best way to do this is to develop a family disaster plan. View this video and the steps below to make you sure and your family is prepared for an emergency. Remember to also inquire about emergency plans at work and school.