“Tornadoes occur any time of the year, any time of the day or night. Knowing where to quickly find shelter increases your survival chances,” said Dale Lane, Director Shelby County Office of Preparedness.
“We invite you to join the PrepareAthon for Tornado Safety.” At 12:00 p.m. (noon) September 20 the outdoor warning sirens will be activated for a county-wide tornado drill (weather permitting). “As the sirens blare, we encourage everyone to practice finding their safe place. Can we count you in?”
TORNADO SAFETY TIPS:
TAKE A “SAFE PLACE SELFIE” and BE COUNTED!
The Shelby County Office of Preparedness invites you to take a photo of you in your safe place and post to social media with #StaySafeShelby or #SafetySelfie. Send the total number of drill participants to firstname.lastname@example.org.
American’s PrepareAthon is a grassroots campaign for action to increase individual and community readiness and resilience. Communities like Shelby County will take this day to practice safety maneuvers for a relevant, local hazard. Visit https://community.fema.gov for more information.