Whitfield County EMA Hosts PrepareAthon

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Spring is here and so is the potential for hazardous weather.

That’s why the Whitfield County Emergency Management is “springing” into action to make sure residents are prepared.

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The Whitfield County Emergency management team answered phones and updated resident’s personal information all to ensure they’re ready for the dangers severe weather can bring.

Code Red Weather Warning sends notifications about potential weather dangers, said EM Specialist Amy Cooley.

“They can sign up, they can update, they can change their cell phone number, sign up for text messages alerts and they’ll receive any emergency notification messages that Whitfield County sends out as well as weather warning notifications that will be just specific for their address.”



Emergency Management Director Claude Craig advises people to have a plan in place.

“You’ve got to have a plan of action. This time of year…this season its tornado season we like to see people go to the center most room on the lowest floor of their house and gather there. The things that’s hurting people and killing people is the flying debris that hits them in the head. So therefore we recommend going to home depot or Lowes or your hardware store and spend $5-10 on a hardhat.”

Craig also advises people to have water, nonperishable food, and a flashlight

Thursday Whitfield County EMA will be giving out weather radio giveaways at the Mack Gaston Community Center from 4-6PM.