Saturday, January 29, 2011

Community Message from the Tyrone Police Department.

Fayette County to observe Severe Weather Awareness Week February 6 - 12, 2011.


We are distributing the following information on behalf of the Fayette County Dept. of Fire & Emergency Services. Please note that they will be conducting tests of the warning siren system on February 9th at 9:00 am, which will include the two located here in Tyrone.

The Fayette County Department of Fire and Emergency Services in partnership with the National Weather Service and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency would like to inform all residents that February 6-12th 2011 is Severe Weather Week. During this week Fayette County residents should take the time to discuss with their families the importance of preparing and planning for severe weather. Also it is a good time for all businesses, daycares, assisted living communities to develop or test their current plan of action for severe weather.

As part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, Fayette County will participate in the state wide tornado drill. On Wednesday, February 9th at Approximately 09:00 am there will be a weekly test that will be broadcasted over all NOAA weather radios. During that time, to ensure that the County siren system is functioning correctly the 911 Center will sound the severe weather sirens during the drill just as they have in the past years. If severe weather threatens on Wednesday, February 9th the drill will be moved to Friday, February 11th at 09:00 am.

IMPORTANT!!!! Please pass this information on to your neighbors, employees, and family members to inform them that this is only a test in conjunction with the statewide tornado drill and Severe Weather Awareness Week. Please do not call 911 to ask questions about the sirens. Only call 911 if you have an emergency.

Director of Public Safety Allen McCullough states “It is very important that our citizens are informed and prepared for severe weather to help ensure the safety of their family and friends.”

For additional Severe Weather Awareness Week information in Georgia and other weather preparedness information click the links below.

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