Severe Weather Awareness Week
The rough weather we are going to experience this evening and tonight is happening just ahead of Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week. That is coming up next week from February 20th-26th. One event taking place next week, the National Weather Service will conduct a statewide tornado drill at 10:30 AM next Wednesday, February 23. The drill will also include a statewide test of NOAA weather radios. Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are asking Tennesseans to make severe weather planning and preparedness a priority next week…for example…Have an emergency plan ready at places where your family spends time – work, school, daycare, commuting, and outdoor events. At work know the location of and route to your office or building’s tornado shelter. The TEMA and the National Weather Service also suggest you have an emergency preparedness kit. Those kits should include one gallon of water per-day, per-person, and per-pet, for three to five days…and should also have enough non-perishable food for each family member, and pet, for three to five days. They say your kit should also include a flashlight, battery-powered radio, extra batteries, and a first aid kit.