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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Severe Weather Awareness Week kicks off Monday in Georgia, urging people to prepare in case of strong storms, tornadoes, or floods.

GEMA, Homeland Security, and Emergency Management officials are recommending that all South Georgia families buy a NOAA Weather Radio and make sure it is properly tuned.   Prepare an emergency kit with medicine and food for 72 hours and establish an emergency plan in case of disaster.

Dougherty EMA Deputy Director Jim Vaught said  "If you hear a siren go off, it doesn't matter what the voice says. It means get out of the outdoors. Get indoors. Try to get into an interior room that's the safest part of the house."

The National Weather Service will issue a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, February 3rd. The state schools will practice their tornado drill just after 9 Wednesday morning.

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