By: Morgan Woolum
The National Weather Service Nashville Branch, will be hosting their annual Severe Weather Awareness Day this Saturday at Trevecca Nazarene University.
“We always try to host the event during Severe Weather Awareness Week, which happens every February and it’s a joint week with the Emergency Management across the state,” said Brittney Whitehead, employee at the national weather service and coordinator of the event.
“The purpose of that week is to make people more aware of the different types of severe weather that impacts Tennessee and the southeast and try to educate people and prepare them to be able to make wise decisions whenever we have severe weather coming.”
The event will be divided into two sessions.
The first half, from 9 a.m. until noon will be open to families and will include events like meeting the Titans Mascot, speaking with meteorologist, building an emergency kit and a Green Screen from Channel 4.
Then from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. the event will be aimed at adults and will include presentations. The topics include the 2008 Tornado Outbreak, the 1998 Nashville Tornado Outbreak, Western Kentucky University Professor speaking about their storm chase class and an advanced spotter class.
The event will be held in the Boone Business Building on Trevecca’s campus. This event is open to the public and has no registration to attend.
“We are not requiring people to register. They can just come on in. It’s free. It’s open to anybody and it should be a good time,” said Whitehead.
To receive more information about the event visit http://www.weather.gov/ohx/swad2018.