To keep residents informed of severe weather situations, Hall County Emergency Management will be giving out free weather radios at Mulberry Creek Park on Tuesday afternoon.
The first 100 county residents to arrive at the park’s community center between 3 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, will get a free weather radio. The county plans to host similar giveaways in coming months.
Local emergency management officials said staying updated on weather conditions is especially important during hurricane season.
“While Hall County does not typically see direct impacts of hurricanes, we do see the indirect effects of the outer storm bands that are associated with them,” Director of Emergency Management Casey Ramsey said in a statement. “These outer bands can contain strong to severe storms that often result in strong winds and tornadoes.”
Residents can also sign up for the county’s emergency alert program, which can provide alerts using phone calls, emails or text messages. Sign up at alerts.hallcounty.org.
The Mulberry Creek Community Center is located at 4491 JM Turk Road in Flowery Branch.
Compiled from Hall County Emergency Management press release