March marks the start of the active tornado 'season' in Georgia.
The tornado that struck Floyd County on Thursday, Feb. 24, damaged dozens of homes and killed one person. The tragic event serves as a reminder that disasters can occur with little warning. According to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), the state’s resource on disaster preparedness, today, March 1, marks the start of the active tornado 'season' in Georgia. Here are a few tips to prepare now for these potentially disastrous storms. Prepare for a Tornado Plan to Take Shelter Stay Informed about Tornadoes
Burst pipes cause damage at Riverwood Apartments in Roswell.
Record lows in the metro-area caused several pipes to burst at the Riverwood Apartment complex on Holcomb Bridge Road. Damage to units in the way of soaked sheetrock and carpet has been reported to the main office by residents, said a Riverwood spokesperson. She could not say the exact number of units damaged or residents affected, though she did say that the damage was not extensive. Complex staff is busy answering those maintenance calls and repairing the damage as it comes in. The burst is blamed on the extreme weather conditions and the fact the complex is 30 years-old.