Fair Officials Monitoring Weather | News
Some Georgia National Fair staff, Houston County EMA, and other officials had a meeting with the National Weather Service Friday morning.
"We need to go ahead and start preparing no matter what," said Kevin Noles, Assistant Chief with the Houston EMA.
Noles said officials will be keeping an eye on the weather Sunday, and in case of severe weather, they'll be ready.
"In Houston County, we do have the emergency warning outdoor system. In fact, on the fairground, there is a siren here," said Noles.
Two years ago, that siren sounded during severe weather, but people thought it was for a tornado warning.
"It can be used for anything. Anyone that hears the siren, don't panic. Stop and listen and see what's going on first,and take direction," said Noles.
Directions like taking shelter to avoid flying objects.
"We do have a lot of temporary structures, portable structures, a lot of tents, the rides, a lot of them are high, there's flags, banners, those things tend to fly and move," said Michele Treptow, communications director with the fair.
Treptow said fairgoers would need to move inside to the permanent structures.
And don't worry about your furry friends. She said they are under good cover and that owners will take care of them.