On Tuesday, November 20th, 2012, Osceola County was recognized as being a StormReady® County at an Osceola County Board of Commissioners meeting.
Jim Maczko, NWS Grand Rapids Warning Coordination Meteorologist, presented a certificate, a road sign, and a letter to Osceola County Board of Commissioners Chairman Dave Brooks.
Osceola County is the 14th StormReady® County in Michigan to be recognized as StormReady®.
StormReady® is a program in which NWS officials work with different types of communities (including cities, counties, universities, State Parks, hospitals, etc...) in making sure that procedures during hazardous weather situations will help to protect the citizens of the communities. A communty is designated as StormReady® once the NWS evaluates an application that is submitted by a community, and confirms the procedures on the application meet the standards set forth by the NWS for the size of the community.
For more information about StormReady®, and other NOAA National Weather Service programs, please visit the NOAA National Weather Service website at www.weather.gov, the StormReady® website at www.stormready.noaa.gov, or locally, the Grand Rapids, Michigan NOAA National Weather Service website at http://www.weather.gov/grandrapids.