The Elmore County Emergency Management Agency is holding its severe weather preparedness fair on April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lowe’s in Wetumpka.

Two tornadoes have touched down in nearby communities this year and the Elmore County EMA wants the community to be well-prepared.

Local, state and federal personnel from several agencies will be available to meet the public.

“We’re going to have a lot of our local agencies, like our fire departments, police departments, sheriff’s departments, and ambulances,” Elmore County EMA deputy director David Brunson said.

Auxiliary emergency management organizations will also be on hand to offer important information regarding severe weather preparedness. Information will also be available for those who want to get involved with these service groups.

“We want to highlight all the different agencies that respond and work throughout our community in emergency disaster situations,” Brunson said.

The event is also being held in conjunction with a spring Black Friday sale at Lowe’s, Brunson said. There will be drawing for safety kits and weather radios.

Kids can enjoy a preparedness challenge scavenger hunt, a safe room ready race and more.

“There will be bounce houses, McGriff the Crime Dog and Ready Teddy will be there to meet children,” Brunson said.

Hands-on activities for people of all ages will include a fire extinguisher simulator.

For more information, call 334-567-6451 or visit