Are you preparred for the next winter storm
Snow and ice are a scenic part of winter, but in Georgia, severe winter weather has the potential to devastate communities and affect millions of people. In January 2011, a single storm delivered a thick layer of snow and ice that shut down transportation in parts of the state for five days, eventually affecting 70 percent of Georgia. The National Weather Service refers to winter storms as “deceptive killers” because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm. Instead, people die in traffic accidents on icy roads and of hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold. “One of the primary concerns of winter weather is its ability to knock out heat, power and communications services,” said White County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Murphy. “Preparation is inexpensive and easy, and can help you avoid potentially life-threatening situations.”

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