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Posted on: February 3, 2023

EMA Encourages Residents to Prepare During Severe Weather Preparedness Week Feb 6-10


Lowndes County Emergency Management Encourages Lowndes County Residents to Prepare During Severe Weather Preparedness Week February 6-10


Lowndes County, Georgia: Severe weather events such as floods, thunderstorms, and tornadoes can occur suddenly in Lowndes County. That is why Lowndes County Emergency Management in partnership with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, encourages all residents to participate in Severe Weather Preparedness Week, February 6 –10. Participation enables us to be better prepared for any type of potential inclement weather.


“Severe Weather Preparedness Week is an opportune time to learn how to prepare our homes and families. During this week, we can plan for the possibility of weather emergencies,” said Ashley Tye, Director, of Lowndes County Emergency Management. “This weeklong campaign will help us to develop and implement safety measures for our families and community.”


The following days will focus on different threats and methods of preparation. Listed below are the topics for each day.


Monday, Feb. 6 – Family Preparedness/NOAA Weather Radio Day

Tuesday, Feb. 7 – Thunderstorm Safety

Wednesday, Feb. 8 – Tornado Safety and PrepareAthon!

Thursday, Feb. 9 – Lightning Safety 

Friday, Feb. 10 – Flood Safety 


On Wednesday, February 8, 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. 


For more information about Severe Weather Preparedness Week visit






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