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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Marietta Fire Department Announces Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 2nd - 6th

MFD2

March 2, 2020

CONTACT: Lindsey Wiles

Communications Manager

lwiles@mariettaga.gov

770.794.5509

MARIETTA – The Marietta Fire Department wishes to ensure all citizens are aware of Marietta’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 2nd – 6th, 2020. Although Tornado season is March – May, severe weather can happen year-round so the Fire Department wants citizens to familiarize themselves with helpful tips and terminology.

The daily topics include:

Monday: Timely info on weather conditions can make a big difference. Learn about alerts & warnings

Tuesday: Thunderstorm Safety (large hail/damaging winds)

Wednesday: Tornado Safety

Thursday: Lightning Safety

Friday: Flooding

Some helpful tips provided by the Marietta Fire Department:

  • Know what to do before, during, and after severe weather.
  • Create a communications plan with your family before severe weather hits.
  • Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.
  • Listen to local officials.
  • Check your insurance policies to ensure you have enough coverage.
  • Evacuate if advised by local authorities.

For more information, please visit the website - https://www.ready.gov/severe-weather 

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