DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Houston County EMA Director Chris Judah asked citizens to prepare as much as possible before severe weather begins hitting the Wiregrass.
“Planning and preparation is key to survival,” Judah said.
With the most severe storms set to push through during the late night and early morning hours, Judah encouraged citizens to keep a weather radio on, pay attention local weather coverage and find a safe place to stay.
He also said that Houston County emergency management personnel will be working overnight to monitor the storm as it goes through.
“We encourage people that if you do have damage or you have a need, please call the police department or the sheriff’s department,” he said. “Let them know, let them funnel that information where it needs to go and we’ll get somebody out there.”
According to Judah, both this storm and the one from last weekend were highly unpredictable, making them dangerous.
“This one seems to have a lot of traumatic activity in it, so we’re very concerned about that,” he said. “We’re going to be watching that very closely. … We hope that it goes around us, but you never know.”
You can find a list of potential shelters here, but it is not suggested that you travel if the weather becomes overly dangerous in your area.