The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

February 19, 2013

Severe Weather Awareness Week underway

Rebecca Croomes
For The News Courier

— It’s time for severe weather awareness week, and to most Limestone County residents, using that phrase is like asking them to recite multiplication tables: it’s something known backward and forward.

They can tell you where they were on April 27, 2011, and March 2 of last year. They can point out their steel-reinforced storm shelters and program their NOAA weather radios with their eyes closed.

But nature never asks who’s ready for the storm.

Even though it’s a familiar routine, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are always ready to give out the tips and tricks to severe weather preparation.