Last year we experienced a tornado, severe thunderstorms, and a few tropical storms – all in Whitfield County. Take time next week during Severe Weather Preparedness Week to get prepared for whatever 2018 brings us.
Here is a good way to start being better prepared: Whitfield County Emergency Management Agency will be giving away 125 NOAA Weather Radios on Monday from 12-2 p.m. 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.