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Storm ready communities

Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Jim Kramper, Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service in St. Louis is holding a planning session to discuss the StormReady® Commun-ities program as well as the new Impact Based Warning system currently being deployed in the Midwest.

This planning session is sponsored by the Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments office in Perry.

A planning session will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center overlooking the Clarence Cannon Dam at Mark Twain Lake at 10 a.m. until noon.

StormReady® is a nationwide program that helps communities better protect their citizens during severe weather from tornadoes and tsunamis.  The program encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations.  StormReady® provides emergency managers with clear-cut guidelines on how to improve their hazardous weather operations.

Many entities can become StormReady® including cities, counties, businesses, schools, and hospitals.

Contact David Cheek at the Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments at 573-565-2203 or