LBWCC to host weather radio programming event

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 4, 2012


Just in time for hurricane season, LBW Community College in Andalusia is hosting a free weather radio programming event on May 17 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“We consider this an important and potentially life-saving community service,” said Renée LeMaire, LBWCC public information officer and marketing director.

Meteorologists from Montgomery’s WSFA-TV will program weather radios at LBWCC’s Andalusia campus for residents in and around Covington County, she said.

“As the hurricane season approaches, we urge everyone to bring their weather radios to the Jeff Bishop Student Center to make sure they are programmed to receive important weather bulletins.”

According to the National Weather Center, hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.

“Although predictions are for a less-active hurricane season this year, we must remember that our area is prone to severe weather throughout the summer and fall months. This event provides residents an opportunity to make sure they receive alerts in time to take cover before a storm system reaches them.”

Weather radios will be available onsite for purchase if one is not currently owned, she said. LBWCC is located at 1000 Dannelley Blvd., in Andalusia. For more information, call (334) 881-2320.