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Police stress safety during St. Patrick's Day festivities


This St. Patrick's Day weekend celebration is exepected to be the biggest party in the country, according to the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee Chairman Michael Foran.

More than 1 million people are expected to be in Savannah for St. Patrick's Day.

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are warning parents to keep their children close by during the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

It's every parents' worst nightmare - they turn around for just a second and their child is gone.

Here are tips for staying safe with children during St. Patrick's Day festivities:

  • Take note of what every child in your group is wearing.
  • Even children that don't typically wander can get distracted or lost during a parade, there is simply so much to see.
  • Spend time beforehand to talk about sticking together. Have a plan in place for if you do get separated.
  • Write your phone number an information on a shoe tag or sticker that can be placed inside a garment, so it can be retrieved but not easily seen.
  • Designate a meeting space, if your child gets lost.

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