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Greenville College to Host Storm Spotter Training

Greenville College to Host Storm Spotter Training

Greenville College Campus Safety in cooperation with Bond County Emergency Management will host a severe weather storm spotter class on January 24. Participants will learn to be SKYWARN® volunteer weather spotters who keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

The class is ideal for people interested in public service with a desire to help their community prepare for severe storms. The training covers basics of thunderstorm development, fundamentals of storm structure, identifying server weather features, how to report information, and basic severe weather safety.

SKYWARN® was established in the 1970s by the National Weather Service. It consists of nearly 290,000 trained volunteers who help report thousands of thunderstorms, floods and tornadoes across the United States each year. SKYWARN® spotters work closely with local agencies to ensure that information can be passed along to those who can activate sirens or local broadcast systems.

The training session is free and open to the public. The class will begin at 6:30 p.m. on January 24 at Greenville College Snyder Hall room 104. If you have questions, please contact Bond County Emergency Management at 618-664-1911 or Bond911@sbcglobal.net. More information can be found at http://skywarn.org/about.

 

This story was published on January 13, 2012




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