September 2, 2008
Officials from NOAA’s National Weather Service will recognize Dallas Center on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 for completing a set of rigorous criteria necessary to earn the distinction of being StormReady® .
"StormReady encourages communities to take a new, proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations and public awareness," said Jeff Johnson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Des Moines. "StormReady arms communities, and in this case Dallas Center, with improved communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property - before and during the event."
The program is voluntary and provides communities and colleges 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:
Warning Coordination Meteorologist Jeff Johnson and StormReady Program Assistant Melinda Albrecht from the National Weather Service in Des Moines will present Mayor Mitch Hambleton, Dallas Center city council members and Dan Case, Chief Deputy of the Dallas Center Fire Department, with a recognition plaque and special StormReady signs. The StormReady Dedication is scheduled for Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. at the Dallas Center Legion Hall at 1502 Walnut Street in Dallas Center.
NOAA and the National Weather Service are dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and information service delivery for transportation, and by providing environmental stewardship of the nation’s coastal and marine resources.