Crisp Co. to host tornado awareness day this weekend

Crisp Co. to host tornado awareness day this weekend

CORDELE, GA (WALB) - Crisp County wants to make sure its citizens are prepared when the next life-threatening storm arrives.

Crisp County will host "Take Shelter - Tornado Awareness Day" on Saturday, July 15.

Two tornadoes hit the county in the first six months of 2017.

Sheriff Billy Hancock said he wants the event to show people what to do during severe weather.

There will be a workshop and handouts with potentially life-saving information.

Sheriff Hancock said that knowledge may be what prevented deaths in this year's Crisp County storms.

"The lady that moved her mother from a mobile home into a stick-built home, and they were both safe, shows that education really works," said Sheriff Billy Hancock. "That's why we want people to come out and talk to us."

People from all over South Georgia are welcome to attend the workshop.

It will be held at the Home Depot in Cordele from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be activities for children as well.

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