The statewide drill involving state and federal agencies is slated for 9 a.m., and here's how you can prepare.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
With Assistance from the Georgia Emergency Management Administration, the National Weather Service is conducting a statewide tornado drill Wedesday morning to help citizens prepare for the event of potentially deadly storms. The Ready Georgia campaign includes a full range of safety tips and drills to follow in case of tornadoes and tornado-like weather. The drill begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, and participants will include commercial television and radio. Citizens may also monitor NOAA Weather Radio or download the Ready Georgia mobile app, which has alerts, safety checklists, and personalized contact and other information. The drill also will include descriptions of the differences between tornado watches and tornado warnings, as issued …
Today is Georgia Emergency Management Agency's (GEMA) Ready Georgia Thunderstorm Safety Day. GEMA encourages residents to become familiar with steps to mitigate thunderstorm threats.
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- Julia Harris
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Georgia experienced 504 thunderstorms during 2009, which posed dangerous threats, including lightning, heavy rain that could cause flooding, strong winds, hail and the possibility of tornadoes. Nearly 10 percent of thunderstorms are classified as severe meaning they have winds of 58 mph or higher, hail at least three-quarters of an inch and may produce a tornado. Because Georgia’s humid weather conditions are favorable for thunderstorms, Governor Deal and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA)/Homeland Security urge Northeast Cobb residents to prepare for the hazards severe storms can bring during Severe Weather Awareness Week today, Thunderstorm Safety Day. “Many people underestimate the dangers that thunderstorms bring; it’s …