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Polk County Re-Certified as StormReady

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Polk County ReCertified as StormReady

On November 25, 2013 Polk County completed a full renewal of their StormReady status.  Polk County completed a set of rigorous criteria  necessary to earn the distinction of being StormReady®.  Polk County initially became StormReady twelve years ago in the fall of 2001. 

StormReady is a voluntary program that  provides communities and universities with clear-cut advice from a  partnership between local National Weather Service forecast offices and  state and local emergency managers. To be recognized as StormReady, a  community or college must:

  • Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center;
  • Have more than one way to receive severe weather forecasts and warnings and to      alert the public
  • Create a system that monitors local weather conditions
  • Promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars;
  • Develop a formal hazardous weather  plan, which includes training severe weather      spotters and holding  emergency exercises.

The National Weather Service congratulates Polk County on maintaining their StormReady status.




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Des Moines, IA 50314
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