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Posted on: February 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Severe Weather Awareness Week and Sales Tax Holiday

The National Weather Service and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency have declared the week of February 17th – 22nd, Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama. Follow @GECEMA on Facebook and Twitter for preparedness tips throughout the week. Now is the time to ensure that you and your family are prepared for severe weather in Etowah County.


Daily topics will include:

  • Monday, Feb 18 - Severe Thunderstorms
  • Tuesday, Feb 19 - Flooding & Flash Flooding
  • Wednesday, Feb 20 – Tornadoes (Special 9:00 a.m. NOAA Radio Tornado Safety Drill)
  • Thursday, Feb 21 - Lightning
  • Friday, Feb 22 - Receiving Weather Alerts


Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday


Alabama will hold its annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, beginning Friday, February 22, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. and ending Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 12 midnight, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain severe weather preparedness items free of state sales tax.

Visit https://www.weather.gov/bmx/outreach_feb2019 for a list of tax free items and more information on Severe Weather Awareness Week.


Your safety is up to YOU. Prepare NOW for severe weather in 2019!

For more information, contact the EMA at 256-549-4575

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