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EMA officials urge caution during potentially stormy Halloween

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FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

With the weather looking to be a bit tricky this Halloween, first responders are encouraging parents and guardians to be extra-careful when making this year's trick-or-treat plans. EMA officers in the Shoals suggest something indoors or, at the very least, having a backup plan.

Lauderdale County EMA Director George Grabryan said the weather can change in an instant, and it's better to be safe than sorry. With the sun setting earlier, and the possibility of low visibility for drivers, officials are concerned about trick-or-treaters on the streets. He said if you do plan on heading out, take the extra steps needed to be prepared if the weather gets dangerous.

"It's really not worth it if the weather is bad like it may be forecasted to be. Just use common sense. If you have to, bundle these children up in rain gear," said Grabryan.

EMA officials encourage parents to stay up to date with the latest on the weather before heading out Thursday night.

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