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EMA officials say be alert during severe weather threat

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With that severe weather threatening a large portion of the Tri-State, officials want to make sure that residents are ready to go in the event things change quickly. 

Officials here at the Daviess County Emergency Management Agency are keeping an eye on that severe weather that could move into our area and are encouraging residents to take steps now for their safety.

That includes simply using common sense and being aware of your surroundings, particularly if you're outside at any point.

Officials want to remind residents that severe weather can happen at any point during the year, but especially now as we move into winter.

According to officials, one of the biggest threats for Daviess County Thursday is strong wind gusts.

They emphasize that those could affect driving, since they have the potential to reach up to 50 miles per hour.

The most important tip at this point is to be alert and aware.

"When you're out and about, be sure and look at your surroundings. Watch the probability of what could exist," said Richard Payne, Daviess County EMA director. 

The EMA will post any severe weather updates on its Facebook page.

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