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September 25, 2006

Sumter County--When the next big storm hits, many public schools will be prepared.

Today the federal government announced it will supply hazard warning radios to all 97,000 schools in the country.

The radios provide forecasts and warnings from the National Weather Service 24-hours a day.

Six states already mandate them in schools.

Georgia isn't one of them, but the principal at Sumter Middle School says the radios will be beneficial.

"I think if we had immediate information, then we can insure the safety of our kids and take whatever measures we need to," says principal, Carolyn Hamilton.

The radios can be programmed to respond to a specific city or town. Distribution of the radios will begin in October.

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