Marshall County Safety Committee Utilizes Communication Strategy in Severe Storms


The Marshall County Safety Committee met last week to discuss winter storm events like the one experienced this weekend.

The school superintendents and safety personnel from Marshall County schools say that communication between the sheriff’s department, schools and the highway department is solid. They all work together to discuss road conditions that help superintendents and transportation officials make decisions about the status of school for the day.

Emergency Management Agency Director Clyde Avery also plays a part as he is in contact with the county commissioners to assess the safety of the citizens of Marshall County. They work with the highway department to make a decision on what advisory level to initiate during weather events.

Department of Transportation officials also factors in as road condition information is passed along to school and county officials.

Workshops will be planned later this year to analyze communication strategies to make revisions to policies and protocols as needed.