Governor Deal Declares Feb. 6-10 as Severe Weather Awareness Week

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Statewide tornado drill and GEMA’s Ready Georgia campaign help Georgians prepare

Governor Nathan Deal, in cooperation with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA), the National Weather Service (NWS) and Georgia’s local emergency management agencies will proclaim the week of Feb. 6-10, 2012, as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia. Georgians should take time throughout the week to prepare for unexpected events, practice emergency response procedures for all types of severe weather, and learn more about those threats.

Last year started off with a snow and ice storm that disrupted travel across the state for several days. In April, Georgia was pummeled by 15 tornadoes that killed 15 people and injured 143 across the state. The most powerful twister to hit Georgia was an EF-4 storm that struck Catoosa County, killing eight and injuring at least 30.

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