Severe Weather Awareness Week

By: Deborah Tuff
By: Deborah Tuff

The Houston County EMA wants residents to be aware during Severe Weather Week.

The damages of Hurricane Katrina can still be felt in ravaged areas.

Just last year alone, Houston County had a record setting year for tornadoes, at 77.

This year, weather experts predict that this will be one of the more productive hurricane seasons.

Gov. Bob Riley declared Feb. 20 through Feb. 24 Severe Weather Awareness Week.

"The responsibility is still on the individual and that's what this week is about making individuals aware that they need to prepare for and be ready for severe weather whenever it strikes," says Houston County E.M.A Director Shelby Womack.

The Alabama Department of Education, the state EMA, and the Severe Weather Service are campaigning the week.

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