Severe Weather Preparedness Week

PRESS RELEASE: March 3, 2017

Pitt County Recognizes Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs from Sunday, March 5 through Saturday, March 11, 2017. Pitt County Emergency Management (PCEM) is preparing a multifaceted recognition throughout the entire week, with various activities and awareness efforts scheduled that will include:

Social Media: The Pitt County Twitter page will feature daily tweets containing important safety information, related to the daily “theme” throughout the entire week. The Pitt County twitter ID is @PittCountyNC. The Pitt County Flickr page will also feature updates throughout the week, showcasing Pitt County Emergency Management staff and their efforts to help keep the residents of Pitt County safe during times of emergency. The Pitt County Flickr page can be found at www.flickr.com/photos/pittcountygovernment.

Tip Cards: Small, business card sized “Tip Cards” will be distributed by Emergency Management staff throughout the week. These feature basic steps on how to prepare for sever weather, along with sources for more detailed information.

Tornado Drill: On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at 9:30am, a statewide tornado drill is scheduled. Pitt County Emergency Management Director, Allen Everette, will be joining Pitt County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Ethen Lenker for this drill, with media availability for both officials beforehand. They will participate in the drill at Pactolus Elementary School, 3405 Yankee Hall Rd, Greenville, NC 27834, and will be available to the media from 9:00am-9:20am.

Website: The Pitt County website will feature a special banner announcing Severe Weather Preparedness Week at the top of its home page. In addition, an entirely new page of the website has been created just for this week’s recognitions. The public is encouraged to visit www.pittcountync.gov/ready for updates on Pitt County efforts throughout the Week, as well as helpful information on staying prepared.

These recognitions note just a small part of the dedication PCEM staff have towards keeping Pitt County residents informed, prepared, and safe.


Severe Weather Preparedness

Be prepared when severe weather strikes with helpful information from the following sources:

www.READY.gov

NOAA

www.WEATHER.gov