County becomes 26th in state to earn StormReady title
Published: August 25,2013
GRENADA COUNTY — The National Weather Service has certified Grenada County under its StormReady emergency preparedness program.
Alan Gerard, meteorologist in charge of the NWS office in Jackson, said Grenada is in a very active region for tornadoes, so the designation is an indication it is ready to handle a weather emergency.
In Mississippi, 26 counties, 17 communities, four state universities and five government/military sites have been designated as StormReady.
To earn the designation, candidates must have a 24-hour emergency operations center, multiple ways to receive severe weather warnings and forecasts and to alert the public and a system that monitors local weather conditions.
They also are required to promote public readiness and have a formal plan to deal with hazardous weather.
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