When Seconds Count, StormReady® Communities are Prepared
Guideline 1: Communications & Coordination Center
To be recognized as StormReady, an agency must have a 24-hour warning point to receive NWS information and provide local reports and advice. This office might be a law enforcement or fire department dispatching point. Cities or towns without a local dispatching point, can use a county agency. The warning point must:
Emergency Operations Center.
Agencies serving jurisdictions with more than 2,500 people need an Emergency Operations Center* (EOC). The EOC must be staffed during hazardous weather events and would assume the warning point's hazardous weather functions. The EOC must be staffed with emergency management director or designee and be able to:
* If the population of a "community" is less than 15,000, it is only required to have a