Severe Weather Threat Has Families Scrambling for "Halloween Plan B"

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) --- Hundreds of students at Poage Elementary School got a treat on this Halloween Day; the entire school dressed up for trick-or-treat.

"We've had a blast" says principal, Jamie Lester. "But I'm so concerned about them going out this evening, we want to make sure they're safe."

The severe weather threat of high winds, around the region, forced many municipalities to make alternate plans for Halloween night.

Ashland, Kentucky is moving it's Central Park Celebration, indoors, to Crabbe Elementary School. The activities are set to run from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

The Halloween Party co-sponsored by the City of Huntington and Clear Channel Communications, has also been moved indoors, because of the severe weather threat.

"It's important to play it safe," says Cabell County Administrator Chris Tatum. "The magnitude of this event is the number of people who come down and we want to make sure we''re on point, so we have something for people to enjoy."

Parents say that all the costumes and candy, ultimately take a backseat to safety. The threat of severe weather has been known, long enough in advance, so a "Plan B" isn't out of the question.

"It's about quality time" says Rhonda McLain. "It's just about being able to spend time with the family have have that moment to be able to be together, where life kind of slows down a bit."

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