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Students learn about severe weather safety

34 third graders learned about severe weather safety Wednesday morning. (Source: WALB) 34 third graders learned about severe weather safety Wednesday morning. (Source: WALB)
These third graders learned about different aspects of the weather and were able to ask any questions they had. (Source: WALB) These third graders learned about different aspects of the weather and were able to ask any questions they had. (Source: WALB)
Student Brantley Michlig knew exactly where his "safe spot" was in his home. (Source: WALB) Student Brantley Michlig knew exactly where his "safe spot" was in his home. (Source: WALB)
After the weather lesson, student Bess Pennington said she felt better about severe weather, especially since here house was impacted by one of January's storms. (Source: WALB) After the weather lesson, student Bess Pennington said she felt better about severe weather, especially since here house was impacted by one of January's storms. (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Freezing temperatures are in the forecast, but we are also at the beginning of severe weather season.

That's why First Alert Meteorologist Andrew Gorton was at Deerfield-Windsor Lower School Wednesday morning.

A group of third graders learned how clouds form, what air masses are and how hurricanes develop.

Students also learned what it takes to have a severe storm and what to do when severe weather strikes South Georgia. 

The meteorology lesson ended with a tour of the WALB storm tracker.

"Some storms I am scared of. If there was a tornado I could go to a closet, a bathroom or my basement," Brantley Michlig.

"It made me feel better because I was one of the people who had a house damaged, and it made me feel better knowing more about it," said Bess Pennington.

If you would like to schedule a school visit from the WALB First Alert Weather Team contact Andrew Gorton.

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