Whitfield County Residents Can Get Free Weather Radios Monday

Friday, November 17, 2017

Whitfield County Emergency Management Agency will be giving away 75 NOAA Weather Radios this coming Monday from 10 a.m.-noon at the Dalton-Whitfield Library, 310 Cappes St. in Dalton. 

The radios will be presented to Whitfield County residents on a first-come, first-serve basis, one per household with proof of residency. If you received a radio from EMA last year, you will not be eligible this year. 

Whitfield EMA received a grant from Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security to purchase and distribute 600 NOAA Weather Radios. Other dates and locations for giveaways will be announced soon.

"Just this year we’ve experienced a tornado, severe thunderstorms and tropical storms – all in Whitfield County.  Here’s an easy way to protect yourself and your family from the dangers of severe weather," officials said.


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