Whitfield Emergency Management passing out free weather radios to residents

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WHITFIELD COUNTY, Georgia (WDEF) – Whitfield County received a grant from Georgia Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security to purchase and distribute 600 NOAA Weather Radios.

They have set up various events to give away 100 today.

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The event is being held at Dalton Fire Station 4 on Dug Gap Road from 4-6 pm Thursday.

Jeff Ownby explained why they go through the long process to apply for these grants every year.

Ownby says, “We want people to be prepared for any event especially weather because it is one of the number one things that really effect us in this area, like tornadoes and severe thunderstorms and things like that.”



The radios are available for Whitfield County residents on a first-come, first-serve basis and one per household with proof of residency.

If you received a radio from EMA in the past two years, you will not be eligible to receive another at this event.

Whitfield EMA says they have already applied for the grant for next year to receive more if you aren’t able to get one this time around.