Pictured from left to right: Casey Swetlik, Emergency Support Services Director; Kristen Sailer, Emergency Management Coordinator; Todd Krause, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS Twin Cities; Bill Borghoff, Lead Forecaster NWS Twin Cities.
On Tuesday, September 3, St. Croix County, WI was certified as StormReady. St. Croix joins three other counties in the state of Wisconsin, Racine, Oneida, and Lincoln, and several communities or businesses with this designation.
StormReady is a National Weather Service program through which counties, cities, Indian nations, military sites, businesses, hospitals, schools, and other entities develop plans to prepare for severe weather. This includes informing people of the threats, promoting readiness through outreach and education, developing a hazardous weather plan with annual weather spotter training classes and emergency exercises, having multiple ways to receive and distribute warnings, and having a 24-hour warning center.
Congratulations to St. Croix County!