Clanton to give away free weather alert radios to residents, businesses

The City of Clanton is taking steps towards weather preparedness by planning to{}give away 4,000 free weather alert radios to residents and business owners next week.

The city applied for a hazard mitigation grant after April 27, 2011, and was approved this year.

It matched 25 percent of the funds and will pay around $25,000 for the radios.

The weather alert radios have been programmed and will be given away at the Clanton Fire Department.