This week has been proclaimed the Alabama Severe Weather Awareness Week by Alabama Governor, Kay Ivey. National Weather Service Offices serving counties in Alabama, Alabama Emergency Management Agency and other supporting organizations ask for everyone’s help in providing the public with information about severe weather safety.
Advance planning and increased awareness will help residents of Alabama prepare for potentially deadly storms.
One of the most important things to learn, is where you live on a map. This is true not only within Russell County, but what counties are around us. Please take a moment to look over the map below.
There are several things you can do to be more prepared for severe weather. A few of those items are:
- Learn the difference between a Watch and a Warning
- Have more than one way to receive weather alerts.
- Have a safe place to go should you need to seek shelter. (Russell County storm shelters are an option)
- Have a plan in place so everyone in your family knows what to do. Preparedness information.