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.