On November 25, 2013 Polk County completed a full renewal of their StormReady status. Polk County completed a set of rigorous criteria necessary to earn the distinction of being StormReady®. Polk County initially became StormReady twelve years ago in the fall of 2001.
StormReady is a voluntary program that provides communities and universities 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:
The National Weather Service congratulates Polk County on maintaining their StormReady status.