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SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK CONCLUDES TODAY WITH A FOCUS ON FLOOD SAFETY

Written by Matt Davis on February 9, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

The observation of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia concludes today with a focus on Flood Safety.

Flooding kills more people than any other weather hazard, according to the National Weather Service.  The majority of flood-related deaths occur when people become trapped in automobiles that stall while driving through areas that are flooded; nearly half of all flood fatalities are vehicle-related.  Floods are usually divided into two categories, flash flooding and river flooding, and both can cause death, injury and property damage.

Tim Herrington, the Director of the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency, says that if you haven’t already downloaded the Floyd EMA mobile app, go ahead and do it now!  The app offers a wealth of information related to severe weather safety.  It is available free of charge via Apple iTunes and Google Play.

The Floyd EMA teams with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service annually to make the observation of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia.

Note:  the statewide tornado drill that had been postponed from Wednesday has been rescheduled for this morning at 9 am.

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