Scott County Indiana Earns StormReady Designation
In a brief ceremony July 17 in Scottsburg, Indiana, NWS Louisville Meteorologist in Charge John Gordon provided Emergency Management Director David Murphy and the Scott County Commissioners with a StormReady sign, certificate, and letter of recognition, officially marking their efforts to enhance the county's preparation and response to severe weather events. The ceremony, held in conjunction with the Scott County Commissioner's meeting, directly resulted from the work of Murphy, along with 911 Center Director Carol Richey, in upgrading the county's emergency operations center infrastructure and standard operating procedures, as well as their efforts to enhance information exchage with NWS Louisville.
The ceremony was held at the Scott County Courthouse, one floor above the county's new state of the art Emergency Operations Center, which boasts multiple weather monitoring sources and communication equipment that are used during severe weather operations.
Left to right: NWS Louisville Warning Coordination Meteorologist Joe Sullivan, Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 9 Manager Doug Cooke, Scott Co.Commissioner Mark Hays, Scott Co. Commissioner Robert Tobias, NWS Louisville Meteorologist in Charge John Gordon, Scott Co. EM Director David Murphy.