Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day
The Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency is asking local community members to ask themselves: If disaster struck tomorrow, would you and your family know what to do? If you were separated, would you be able to get in touch? This is Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day, and the National Weather Service and our local EMA are asking families statewide to take simple actions to get prepared. Officials say Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day is the perfect time for every family in Alabama to make a plan for what they will do if a disaster hits. Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day also focuses on the importance of NOAA Weather Radios, which broadcast National Weather Service watches, warnings, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day. Chamblee says primary severe weather season across the United States is considered to be in the spring, more particularly the months of March through May. However, what most people don't realize is that Alabama also has a secondary severe weather season in the fall. He says Fall severe weather season typically runs from the beginning of November until mid-December. We may see our fair share of tornadoes and severe weather in the fall.