Columbus Consolidated Government Urges Residents to Prepare During Severe Weather Preparedness Week Feb. 5th-9th

“Severe weather can be unpredictable and extremely dangerous,” said Mayor Teresa Tomlinson. “By taking steps to prepare before it strikes, you can greatly increase your family’s overall safety.”

 

Columbus Consolidated Government (CCG) is urging all Columbus, Georgia residents to acknowledge and participate in the 2018 Severe Weather Preparedness Week.

Severe Weather Preparedness Week, held during the first full week of February (Feb. 5th- 9th 2018), is an annual awareness week held each year to promote and raise awareness for disaster preparedness.

Each day during the week will focus on a different severe weather threat faced by Georgians each year. Columbus Consolidated Government is encouraging all residents to dedicate time to practicing emergency response procedures and learn how to deal with each potential disaster.

“Severe weather can be unpredictable and extremely dangerous,” said Mayor Teresa Tomlinson. “By taking steps to prepare before it strikes, you can greatly increase your family’s overall safety.”

Monday, Feb. 5 – Family Preparedness/NOAA Weather Radio Day
Tuesday, Feb. 6 – Thunderstorm Safety
Wednesday, Feb. 7 – Tornado Safety and PrepareAthon! For Tornado Safety Thursday, Feb. 8 – Lightning Safety

Friday, Feb. 9 – Flood Safety (alternate PrepareAthon! For Tornado Safety date)

Above are the designated days of the week and their correlating severe weather threat. On Wednesday, February 7th, during the Tornado Safety day, residents, schools and businesses throughout Georgia are encouraged to participate in statewide tornado drill at 9a.m.

Contact Information: Cathy Kee, Emergency Management: 706-225-4297, ckee@columbusga.org

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