Something Missing From Severe Weather Week


An icy road in Downtown Memphis this week. - SHELBY COUNTY OFFICE OF PREPAREDNESS
  • Shelby County Office of Preparedness
  • An icy road in Downtown Memphis this week.

Are you aware of the severe weather?

Then you are right in step with the times because we’re smack-dab in the middle of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Tennessee.

That’s right. Each year at this time, emergency officials ask Tennesseans to give extra thought to the weather. Dale Lane, director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness, knows Severe Weather Awareness Week has come at the right time this year.

“Severe Weather Awareness Week had special significance for us this year!” he exclaimed in a news release Wednesday. “We were reminded that severe weather can occur any time of the year.”

Each day of Tennessee’s Severe Weather Awareness Week “is dedicated to one aspect of severe weather and how best to prepare for and survive it,” according to the news release.

For example, Sunday honored volunteer weather spotters, and Tuesday was a day to consider “the underrated killer…lightning!” Tornados, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods will all get their due this week.

However, no day during this year’s Severe Weather Awareness Week will focus on snow, ice, or other hazardous winter conditions.

For free weather preparedness information visit the Shelby County Office of Preparedness online. 

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