Local emergency management agencies prepare for potential severe weather in Wiregrass

OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — Emergency Management Agencies like Dale County will be working overnight to keep a close eye on the possibility of severe weather expected to move through the Wiregrass.

“The dynamics in the atmosphere right now are really favorable for some kind of tornadic activity through the region tonight,” Dale County EMA Director WIllie Worsham said.

During those times, Worsham will be making sure residents get the latest updates about the severe weather through the EMA’s Facebook page and make sure first responders are ready to respond if there’s damage.

“I get a lot of emails through my Facebook about hey should I get out of my place or what do I expect, so I try to keep everybody up-to-date and through my distribution outlook,” He said.

This round of possible severe weather comes just less than a month ago when a tornado touched down in Mabson — the storm damaged homes and downed trees.

He says the recent storm should be a sign to take it seriously.

“We live in the southeast so it doesn’t take much for a storm to become severe,” Worsham said. “Make sure you have a plan, make sure you know how to get alerts and warnings, and if you live in a trailer or something like that make sure you have a place to go to I have reached out to the people I know.”

Worsham said to make sure you have a way to get alerts whether it’s through local news, a weather radio, or download free weather apps on your cell phone.

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