Severe Weather Preparedness Week Feb. 7-11

Press Release

WHITE COUNTY, Ga.– Starting Feb. 7, White County  will recognize the week of February 7-11 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Each day White County Public Safety will provide information, tips and links on
their Facebook page,

Each year White County receives threats of severe weather in the form of thunderstorms, tornadoes, lightning and flooding. This week serves as a reminder to review emergency procedures and prepare for weather-related hazards.

Monday, February 7th focuses on Family Preparedness. Have a plan for when severe weather strikes.

Purchase a NOAA weather radio and be sure your mobile device receives Wireless Emergency Alerts. Residents can also sign up for weather alerts from Code Red by visiting and clicking the link for “Receive Emergency Notifications.”

Tuesday, February 8th focuses on Thunderstorm Storm Safety. Learn the difference between a watch and a warning.

Wednesday, February 9th focuses on Tornado Safety. Weather permitting, White County will participate in the monthly testing of Tornado Sirens. Statewide schools, businesses and other groups are encouraged to practice their severe weather/tornado safety actions and procedures.

Thursday, February 10th focuses on Lightening Safety. Learn what to do when lightening threatens your area.

Friday, February 11th focuses on Flash Flooding & Flood Safety. Learn what to do if trapped by moving water.

White County Public Safety Director David Murphy said Severe Weather Preparedness Week is a good time for individuals, families, schools and businesses to evaluate their preparedness for a severe weather event.

For more information and assistance, you may call White County Public Safety at 706-865-9500.

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