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February 20, 2019

Severe Weather Preparedness

As North Carolina is now in the time of year when severe weather occurs, it’s important to be ready.

As part of severe weather preparedness week, people should remember these tips to stay safe when driving:
•    State law requires that vehicle headlights be on when using windshield wipers;
•    If a tornado hits while driving, drivers shouldn’t seek shelter under a highway overpass. Instead, they should move into a sturdy building nearby or stay in the car and bend low, covering their head with their hands; and
•    Never drive through standing water – turn around. It’s difficult to know how deep the water is and a vehicle can be swept away in just one foot of water.

Additional information on tornadoes, emergency kits and overall severe weather readiness is available at ReadyNC.org or in the ReadyNC mobile app.

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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