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Severe weather awareness: "We're helping to save lives"

Chief meteorologist Yolanda Amadeo explains the importance of being informed Chief meteorologist Yolanda Amadeo explains the importance of being informed
Heavy rain can cause flooding making it difficult for drivers Heavy rain can cause flooding making it difficult for drivers
The NOAA weather device can be programmed to cater to an individual's area The NOAA weather device can be programmed to cater to an individual's area
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Severe weather can hit any moment so you need to be informed and you need prepared.  Keeping up with our weather team can help get you there but if there's a power outage you have to have a backup source of information. So, whether its our WALB weather app or a NOAA weather radio.

The device will give you 24 hour access to weather conditions directly from the National Weather Service. Living in the southwest Georgia we can experience a variety of conditions within days of each other. We had ice and snow a couple of weeks ago and this week rain has  been our focus and when we think of rain we think of lightning and power outages. But because the radio can be operated on batteries so power outages don't have to interfere. It also has over 60 emergency alerts loud enough to wake you up in the middle of the night giving you a chance to get your family to a safe location.  WALB's chief meteorologist, Yolanda Amadeo, feels having a device like this can put safety back into your hands. 
 
"More importantly we want to make sure that we're helping to save lives and it is proven that if you have a NOAA weather radio lives are saved," Amadeo said.

It's never too early to prepare. Chris Zelman and Yolanda Amadeo will be at Walgreens located off Dawson road in Albany from 4pm to 7pm.  They will answer your weather questions and help you program your devices so when dangerous conditions do hit you'll be ready.

 

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