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Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins Feb. 3

Barrow County Emergency Services is joining the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA) and the National Weather Service in observing February 3-7, 2014, as Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Severe Weather Awareness week kicks off next week with Family Preparedness Day.

“Family Preparedness Day is a time for every family to plan and rehearse what they should do during the first 72 hours of any severe weather-related event or disaster," said Emergency Management Coordinator Penny Clack in a released statement. “It’s also important to pay attention to your local forecast and be sure you have a way to receive weather alerts, even if you are asleep. We recommend National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio as standard operating equipment in every home.”

To help families prepare for severe weather, Ready Georgia offers visitors to their website information about emergency supply kits, communication plans and more.

"With a little time and effort, families can prepare for severe weather hazards affecting our area. Developing a family disaster plan is the first step," Clack added.

For more information, visit the Ready Georgia website.


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