Rabun EMA kicks off Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Severe Weather Preparedness Week began Monday and is being recognized all throughout this week by local Rabun County Emergency Management Agency officials who are promoting weather awareness through education.

Each day, EMA/SAR officials are informing the public on how to be prepared should severe weather strike in our area.

This year, Severe Weather Preparedness Week is being observed February 4 – 8 with each day representing a different topic.

Wednesday’s topic is Tornado Safety, while Thursday is Lightning Safety and Friday being Flash Flood Safety.

Spring (March, April, May) is typically the time where the threat of tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail and frequent lightning from severe storms is at its highest across Georgia.

So EMA officials suggest that you take advantage of Severe Weather Preparedness Week to review your family’s emergency procedures and prepare for weather-related hazards.

To stay up to date on the latest tips/information on weather-related safety tips, EMA Director Micheal Mazarky encourages Rabunites to follow Rabun County EMA/SAR on Facebook.