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Potter County Recertified By NWS As ‘StormReady’

November 27th, 2018 Comments off

When a weather disaster threatens, Potter County is “StormReady.” The National Weather Service (NWS) recently confirmed that the Potter County Emergency Management Agency has meet qualifications to be recertified, which signifies readiness to receive and disseminate severe weather alerts over a period of three years, through November 2021. According to Barbara M. Watson, NWS meteorologist-in-charge in State College, Potter County met all criteria, including:

  • establishing a ’round-the-clock warning point and Emergency Operations Center;
  • at least four separate ways to receive NWS warnings;
  • at least two ways to monitor hydrometeorological data;
  • two or more ways to disseminate warnings;
  • weather information receivers in public facilities;
  • public education and training;
  • a hazardous weather operations plan;
  • automated siren controllers;
  • community preparedness and administration,