Officials from NOAA's National Weather Service recognized the Decatur County Hospital on December 19, 2013 as a StormReady® Supporter. The Decatur County Hospital joins seven other Iowa agencies or businesses as a StormReady® Supporter.
"StormReady Supporters take a new, proactive approach to improving hazardous weather operations, response and preparedness," said Jeff Johnson, Acting Meteorologist in Charge at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Des Moines, IA.
The program is voluntary and provides businesses and groups with clear-cut advice from a partnership between local National Weather Service forecast offices and state and local emergency managers. To be recognized as a StormReady® Supporter, a business or group must:
Des Moines National Weather Service Acting Meteorologist in Charge Jeff Johnson presented Safety Coordinator Tory Armstrong with a framed StormReady® Supporter certificate at the Decatur County Hospital on December 19, 2013
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.
From left to right - Jeff Johnson, Acting Meteorologist in Charge, Des Moines, IA and Lynn Milnes, CEO, Troy Armstrong, Safety Coordinator/AEMT, Jo Beth Smith, CSS, and Kevin Frost, Ambulance Director/Paramedic all of Decatur County Hospital.