Meterologists to lead talk at city libraryPublished 12:12pm Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The Adelia M. Russell Library is working to spread knowledge about how to stay safe in inclement weather with a severe weather program planned for Thursday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m.
“We had (meteorologist) James Spann about five years ago,” said library assistant Robert Bradford. “We got a really good response … and we wanted to do another program similar to that.”
Bradford said meteorologist Ashley Brand of ABC 33/40 will speak for 15-20 minutes on severe weather safety. Following the presentation, Brand and fellow meteorologist Brian Peters will program weather radios for the public.
Bradford said he encouraged everyone to attend the program – and bring along his or her home weather radios.
“It’s just a good public (service) to learn how to stay safe in severe weather,” Bradford said. “It seems like the tornadoes are getting closer and closer (to our area) … so we need to learn to use the weather radios and be prepared for tornados. Even with hurricane (season) coming up, we need to be alert.”
Bradford said Brand and Peters “can program any model you have,” and if it’s a model the two aren’t familiar with, “they could figure it out.”
For any questions, contact the library at 256-329-6796.