On Sept. 2, Coconino County officials and meteorologists from the National Weather Service (NWS) gathered to officially proclaim Coconino County as a StormReady county.
The goal of the program is to provide the necessary communication and safety tools to cities, counties and towns across the nation to help prepare them to save lives and property during a severe weather event.
With its share of severe weather,Coconino County, through the StormReady program, will be better prepared when severe weather strikes.
“September is National Preparedness Month and this designation as a StormReady county emphasizes the importance of the partnerships between local government, the National Weather Service and our citizens,” said Sherrie Collins.
In order to achieve this designation, Coconino County had to establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center, monitor weather conditions and develop a formal hazardous weather plan.
For more information, contact Collins at (928) 526-2735.