We are no strangers to tornadoes and extreme storms in Georgia. But that's no reason to become complacent. Make sure you know the proper safety procedures when tornadoes strike.
Georgians have experienced their share of severe weather recently with storms causing substantial damage, injury and even death last week in North Georgia.
Last Monday, Governor Deal issued an Executive Order updating GEMA's authorization to implement the Georgia Emergency Operations Plan in a State of Emergency.
Earlier this week, Tropical Storm Beryl passed through the state, pouring rains on Memorial Day weekend picnics and beach outings. Running from June 1 to November 30, hurricane season has officially arrived.
Last year, more than a dozen tornadoes swept through northwest and central Georgia, killing 15 and injuring 143 others.