Winter Weather Workshop held in Henry

Special to The Times

Although the December forecast in Henry County may be sunny and 70 degrees right now, local weather forecasters have predicted the possibility of a harsh Georgia winter and few can forget the snow and ice event of 2014 that crippled the city of Atlanta.

Emergency Management Officer Shelita Broomfield (right) gives advice to one of the winter weather workshop participants. Special photo

At that time, Henry County weathered the storm well under the leadership of Henry County Emergency Management Direc-tor Don Ash and his outstanding staff, and once again, Henry County is preparing for when severe winter weather hits.

Shelita Broomfield, Emergency Management Officer with the Henry County EMA, led a winter weather workshop for staff and stakeholders, where participants from Henry County Government, the Henry County CERT program, the four cities, various public safety agencies, the Henry County School system and the private and business sector, were on hand to play out realistic scenarios on how to handle a severe winter weather event.

The workshop was held on December 15, 2015 at the Henry County Emergency Operations Center in McDonough, and gave those in attendance a chance to develop and practice their roles in the event of a weather emergency.

For more information on the Henry County EMA, please visit