Meteorologists Visit Glade Elementary to Educate Students on Severe Weather Safety
As Mississippi enters its peak severe weather season, it’s crucial for residents to be prepared for potential outbreaks.
In an effort to educate students on severe weather safety, Storm Team 12 has been visiting schools throughout the state since early February as part of their Operation Tornado.
Most recently, meteorologist Gracie Dinkos traveled to Glade Elementary in Laurel to speak with 63 third graders about how to stay safe during severe weather.
In total, the team has already visited 10 schools in Central Mississippi and the plain belts, reaching a total of 758 students.
This Friday, meteorologist Jake Dalton will continue the mission by visiting Puckett Elementary in the morning, and Gracie will visit Pelahatchee Elementary in the afternoon.
The team plans to visit at least two schools every week until the end of the school year in May and the end of the spring severe weather season.
It’s important to ensure that students know what to do in the event of a severe weather emergency, and Storm Team 12 is dedicated to making that happen.
By educating young people, they hope to increase awareness and preparedness across the state.