Severe Weather Awareness Week Aims to Prepare Those for Tornado Season


The month of March marks the beginning of tornado season in Alabama and this week is the state’s annual Severe Weather Awareness week. Severe Weather Awareness week was created to ensure you and your family stay informed, prepared, and ready in case a natural disaster strikes.

For each day of the week this week, a different topic of severe weather tips are published by Emergency Management Agencies and other safety personnel. The topics range from thunderstorms, lighting, tornadoes, receiving weather alerts and more. Today’s topics is flooding and flash floods. Areas in East Alabama are expected to see anywhere from four to six inches of rain this week, and Public Information Officer, Breonna Cole says this is time perfect time to use those preparedness tips in order to protect your family, and your property.

In addition to this week being Severe Weather Awareness week, Alabama will also hold its annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday beginning this Friday. To receive all weather preparedness tips, follow Gadsden-Etowah EMA on all social media platforms at GECEMA. A full list of tax free items can be seen on www.weather.gov.

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