On Feburary 6, 2014 Mahaska County completed a renewal of their StormReady status. Mahaska County completed a set of rigorous criteria necessary to earn the distinction of being StormReady®. Mahaska County initially became StormReady three years ago in 2011.
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 Mahaska County on maintaining their StormReady status.