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.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- MSU reminding fans that drones are prohibited at football games
- Former DPS employees sentenced for selling bogus driver's licenses
- Politics of paying for transportation: Hand wringing and a lot of talk
- Researchers: Trapping, not hunting, best way to control wild hogs
- DeSoto County Supervisor Lee dies in ATV accident on his birthday
- Research on dogs could lead to better understanding of human cancer
- Keesler Medical Center set to begin $74M renovation project
- ONE MORE YEAR: Leaders want year more of study on comprehensive road, bridge upkeep
- Community college dedicating new welding technology center