Jackson-Madison Co. EMA helps residents prep for disasters

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Emergency Management Agency is better preparing community members for disasters.

The effort is in honor of Severe Weather Awareness Week.

EMA Director Marty Clements recommends to prepare a “go bag.” He says the bag should include items such as a helmet, flashlight, first aid kit, blanket and whistle.

He says it’s important to own a weather alert radio and have a plan in place for family members and pets as well.

“Go ahead and now look for a place that you can go and be during severe weather. Do not wait till the last minute and then try to find a place to go to. Make preparations for it,” Clements said.

All Madison County schools, businesses and health care facilities will participate in a mandatory tornado drill at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Anyone needing assistance with the drill can call the EMA office at 731-427-1271.

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