December 3, 2019
CONTACT: Lindsey Wiles
MARIETTA – In conjunction with Winter Weather Preparedness Week from December 2-6, 2019, the Marietta Fire Department would like to remind citizens of the potential threats our City faces due to winter weather in Georgia.
Ice is one of the major winter weather problems across the Southeast. The accumulation of ice on trees and power lines can cause both to fall. Communications can become disrupted and roadways can become blocked when this occurs. It is important to remember that bridges and overpasses generally freeze before other surfaces. In addition, ice can form on the roadway and not even be visible to the driver - this is commonly known as black ice.
The Marietta Fire Department would like for you to review the different important winter weather-related topic each day:
Monday, December 2: Winter Weather in Georgia -- learn about the different winter weather hazards that can impact the state of Georgia
Tuesday, December 3: Winter Weather Terminology -- learn about winter weather "alerts" (watches, warnings and advisories) and what they all mean
Wednesday, December 4: Winter Weather Preparation Tips -- learn how to best prepare for winter weather events, and put together a "Ready Kit" while making a plan before winter weather strikes
Thursday, December 5: Winter Weather Driving Tips/Safety -- learn "best practices" for driving (if necessary) in winter weather conditions and how to pack a mobile "Ready Kit"
Friday, December 6: Winter Weather Outlook for 2019-20 season.
For more information please visit this website - https://www.weather.gov/wrn/winter_safety