Cecil County has completed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service (NWS) preparedness requirements necessary to renew the distinction of being a “StormReady Community.”
According to a press release:
StormReady is a nationwide community preparedness program that uses a grassroots approach to help communities develop plans to handle all types of extreme weather from tornadoes, to tropical cyclones and winter storms. The program encourages communities to take a new, proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations by providing emergency managers with clear-cut guidelines on how to improve their hazardous weather operations. Currently, there are 20 counties in Maryland that are designated StormReady.
In order to become StormReady, Cecil County has established a 24-hour warning point and Emergency Operations Center, has implemented multiple ways to receive notifications and alert the public of severe weather warnings and forecasts, uses a system that monitors weather conditions locally, promotes the importance of public readiness through community seminars, and passed a site-visit conducted by the National Weather Service & State Emergency Manager.
The StormReady recognition will be valid for three years and will expire on June 2, 2022. Visit the national StormReady website at www.weather.gov/StormReady to see Cecil County on the national and state map of recognized communities.
Read the full press release for more information.