This year (2021), Georgia will recognize the week of February 1 - 5 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Severe weather is no stranger to the state. Last year brought a number of severe weather events, including the major Easter Tornado Outbreak. Each day is dedicated to a different topic that addresses severe weather awareness/preparedness. The Ben Hill County EMA will be posting awareness/preparedness tips all week. You can find Thursdays tips on prepping for severe weather here: