Celebrate 'Severe Weather Awareness Week' at Weatherfest 2012

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

Celebrate “Severe Weather Awareness Week” with WRDW News12 StormTeam and Columbia County EMA at Weatherfest 2012!

When: Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Evans Government Center.

It's free family fun that may save your life!

Join the News12 StormTeam and Columba County EMA for our first Weatherfest! Weather enthusiasts of all ages are invited to meet the News 12 meteorologists to learn about the science of meteorology, how to be a weather-spotter, how you can prepare for severe weather and what to do when sever weather strikes.

You'll have an opportunity to get your NOAA StormRadio programmed and you can register to win a“72-Hour Disaster Kit," a home Depot “Go-Kit” and/or a NOAA Alert Radio!

We invite you to register because space is limited.

The first 10 registered guests will receive a NOAA StormRadio (one per family). You will be automatically registered to win when you send an email with the names/ages of your participants to shannon.powell@wrdw.com. Email questions for StormTeam12 to be answered at Weatherfest.

Weatherfest activities include:
-The National Weather Service local offices from Columbia, S.C., will be represented handing out brochures and giving a lecture on severe weather in our area.
-News12 StormTeam: Meet and greet with kids and adults. Give them a chance to do weather on a green screen and have their picture taken with their favorite member of StormTeam12 for the WRDW-TV Facebook page.
-Participants also include: Martinez-Columbia Fire & Rescue fire trucks, Gold Cross EMS and the Augusta Chapter of the Red Cross.
-Every 15 minutes, a new lecture will begin covering topics on how to recognize severe weather, stay safe during sever weather and what to do when severe weather strikes.

Weatherfest talks and sessions:
-9 to 9:45 a.m.: Steve Maglic, from NOAA / National Weather Service Columbia, S.C.
-9:45 to 10 a.m.: Q&A
-10 to 10:15 a.m.: Home Depot: Equipment to help you “ride out the storm”
-10:15 to 10:30 a.m.: Q&A with News12 Chief Meteorologist Shane Butler
-10:30 to 10:45 a.m.: Georgia Power: Our role when your power is out
-10:45 to 11 a.m.: Q&A with News 12 This Morning Meteorologist Tim Strong
-11 to 11:15 a.m.: “72-Hour Kits” -- what you need to be prepared for severe weather
-11:15 to 11:30 a.m.: Q&A with News 12 Weekends Meteorologist Vicki Graf
-11:30 to 11:45 a.m. Severe Weather preparedness
-11:45 a.m. to noon: Q&A with StormTeam12’s Shane Butler, Tim Strong and Vicki Graf

Columbia County is the first to be Storm Ready -- check it out the website here.

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