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Make sure you're prepared for severe weather

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Local emergency management agencies are getting ready for potential storms. They're monitoring the situation and standing-by in case the storms get serious. Officials say the counties in our viewing area are ready for any severe weather and they expect you to be as well.

Riley Land of the Muscogee County EMS says before you go to bed tonight -- you need to have a plan in place. He says these storms should be taken seriously.

“This is real, this is serious,” says Land. “Turn on the news and look to see what happened over west of us. There are people dead there are people injured and hopefully they did the best they could to prepare, so go ahead and take it seriously, it's not something to mess around with.”

Land says ahead of severe weather, make sure your NOAA weather radio is set, have a plan in place so if you have to wake up in the middle of the night everyone knows what to do and be ready to seek shelter immediately if a warning is issued.

He says the best shelter is at the lowest level of where you are, in an interior room that's away from flying glass. He also mentioned there are nearly 50 outdoor sirens around Muscogee County. They'll go off if there is a tornado warning, but he says you need a weather radio because you may not hear those sirens if you're inside.

David Hurst

David Hurst, a graduate of the Univ. of Georgia, is News 3's nightside reporter.
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