Severe weather is common in North and Central Georgia. Damaging winds occur an average of 19 days per year, most commonly during the spring and summer months. Large hail is also common in the spring months.
Each year, the region experiences an average of six tornados, mostly in March, April and May.
Severe Weather Awareness Week is designed to provide information about the types of severe weather that affect Georgia and what to do in the event that severe weather occurs.
Topics to be covered during the week include thunderstorm safety, tornado safety, lightning safety and flooding.