Congratulations Wood Dale - Chicago Area's Latest StormReady Community

The City of Wood Dale is the area's latest StormReady Community. The National Weather Service, working with state and local emergency management, developed the StormReady program to recognize communities, counties, universities, and other entities that have taken steps to prepare for a severe weather disaster. Some of the requirements include;

  • Redundant methods of monitoring weather and hydrologic conditions
  • Redundant methods of receiving notification of severe weather watches and warnings from the NWS
  • Redundant methods of notifying the community of impending severe weather threats
  • Having a network of trained storm spotters and a method of communicating storm reports to the NWS
  • Community outreach and educational programs

The city of Wood Dale has met or exceeded all of the requirements. Wood Dale is one of 62 StormReady entities in Illinois. DuPage County leads the state with 10, including the county itself.  For more information on the StormReady program, click here.  

pictured left to right; Joe Kirts, DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Craig Celia, Wood Dale Police Communications Supervisor, David Graff, Wood Dale City Engineer, Jim Allsopp, NWS Chicago, Kenneth Johnson, Wood Dale Mayor

Pictured left to right; Joseph Kirts, DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Craig Celia, Wood Dale Police Communications Supervisor, David Graff, Wood Dale City Engineer, Jim Allsopp, NWS Chicago, Kenneth Johnson, Wood Dale Mayor



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