First Alert Weather Team visits GHS

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 8, 2002

The WAKA First Alert Weather Team came to Greenville High School Monday night to speak to students and Greenville citizens about weather preparedness.

The team showed a 20-minute video about weather situations and weather preparedness, which involved real-life situations and showed how others have had to deal with the aftermath of severe weather.

The team then held a question and answer session to pinpoint problems or concerns the citizens of Greenville have about the weather.

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The program, called "Town Hall Meeting," is being presented this month in Andalusia and Selma as well as Greenville and, WAKA Meteorologist Doug Peters said it "gives people a chance to have their questions about the weather answered."

He said the meeting also is a way to inform people about what others have gone through during severe weather situations.

"This is a way to let people know that it can happen to them," Peters said. "It also gives people a chance to meet us and ask their questions about the weather."

Peters said it there are several myths about the weather and this program gives the team an opportunity to clear up any misunderstandings about those myths and about the weather.

"It's very important that people know what can happen during severe weather situations," he said.