Franklin County is StormReady®!
StormReady® is a “grass roots” program sponsored by NOAA’s National Weather Service that focuses on improving communication and severe weather preparedness in communities. The program provides communities with the skills and education to survive severe weather – before and during the event. StormReady® communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness.
To become StormReady® a community or county must:
- Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center.
- Have more than one way to receive severe weather warnings and forecasts and to alert the public.
- Create a system that monitors weather conditions locally.
- Promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars.
- Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises.