Preparing in advance of severe weather can
help you stay alive. With the recent string of severe weather hitting the
Tennessee Valley, some residents have become concerned with their safety.
Morgan County Emergency Management Agency
Director Eddie Hicks gave a presentation to residents at Presbyterian Towers.
His talk included safety and preparation tips.
Hicks said you should always have a weather
radio to inform you when severe weather watches and warnings are issued. You
should also know where to take shelter. Hicks also said you should have a bag
packed with food, water and medicine ready to go.
"We recommend you have a source of dollars –
money, not credit cards – because you really need cash if all of your ATMS are
down," said Hicks.
Contact your local EMA office if you want
information on nearby shelters or if you are interested in attending a weather
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