Tennessee’s Severe Weather Awareness Week was February 28th through March 6, 2021. While we had decent responses from our community partners, our numbers were understandably down due to COVID-19 restrictions in many of these places. However, in spite of the pandemic, we are thankful for those that did participate in some way, even if it was modified for sake of health safety. During this week, the National Weather Service, and many of our preparedness partners, worked to bring awareness to different severe weather topics each day.
We can all act now to prepare! We are all able to help first responders in our community by training ourselves, our families, and our coworkers on how to respond during an emergency and what to do when disaster strikes—where we live, work and visit. The goal of Severe Weather Awareness Week is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that are educated and prepared for the unique threats and natural hazards that face Tennessee.
Drew Cook, Director of the Henderson County Emergency Management Agency said, “Tennessee experiences all modes of weather throughout the year, sometimes, especially here lately, it seems we experience them all in a single day! Because of this, we in the emergency management community have recognized the need for educating folks on a large selection of topics that we hope will help our citizens to better prepare themselves and…
For complete coverage, see the March 24th edition of The Lexington Progress.