Crisp County Emergency Management Agency Encourages Crisp County Residents to Prepare During Severe Weather Preparedness Week Feb. 1 – 5.
Crisp County- February 1, 2021
Tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods or other severe weather events can occur suddenly in Crisp County. This is why Crisp County Emergency Management, in partnership with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, are encouraging all residents to participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week, February 1 –5, to prepare for the possibility of inclement weather.
“While there are no major weather events and things are quiet, now is a great time to participate in the Severe Weather Preparedness Week, so we can plan ahead of time for weather emergencies,” said EMA Director/ Sheriff Billy Hancock “This way, you and your family will be prepared and know what steps need to be taken, to ensure your safety.”
The following days will focus on a different threat and methods of preparation. Listed below are the topics for each day.
Monday, Feb. 1 – Family Preparedness/NOAA Weather Radio Day
Tuesday, Feb. 2 – Thunderstorm Safety
Wednesday, Feb. 3 – Tornado Safety and PrepareAthon!
Thursday, Feb. 4 – Lightning Safety
Friday, Feb. 5 – Flood Safety
On February 3, when tornado safety is emphasized, residents, schools and businesses statewide are encouraged to participate in Ready Georgia’s PrepareAthon! for Tornado Safety, a statewide tornado drill.
As part of the Office of the Governor, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency collaborates with local, state and federal governments in partnership with private sector and non-governmental organizations to protect life and property against man-made and natural emergencies. GEMA/HS’s Ready Georgia website and preparedness campaign provides Georgians with the knowledge needed to effectively prepare for disasters. Go to gema.georgia.gov/plan-prepare/ready-georgia for information on developing a custom emergency plan and Ready kit.