Beginning next week (Monday, February 5), with support from our state emergency management partners (GEMA), Jones County will recognize Severe Weather Preparedness Week with the state of Georgia. Each day (through Friday, Feb 9) will address a specific severe weather safety/preparedness topic. As many of you know, the potential of experiencing severe weather, including tornadoes, across the Southeast region ramps up in February — peaking in April. This time last year, we were recovering from a significant 2-day severe weather outbreak (Jan 21-22) that affected much of south and central Georgia.
Take the time to prepare NOW and remind your family, coworkers, and friends about the importance of having a severe weather safety plan! Additional information can be found on our local SWPW web page.
NOAA Weather Radio “TEST” exercise — Wednesday, February 7th at 9:00AM.
In conjunction with our state and local emergency management partners, we will do a special (9am – Wednesday) Routine Test (RT) to simulate a tornado warning for area schools (and businesses) so they may conduct their respective/appropriate action plans in the event severe weather warnings are issued.
Don Graham, Jones Co. EMA Director