ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Emergency Management, in cooperation with the National Weather Service in Jacksonville, is sponsoring a Storm Spotter class on Thursday, March 6, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The class is at the Alachua County Public Health Auditorium (224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville).
The training teaches volunteers how to identify and describe severe local storms. This information helps the National Weather Service improve the warning process and protect lives.
Alachua County Emergency Management Director, David Donnelly said, “Even with advancements in technology, such as Doppler radar, government officials must still rely on a network of trained volunteers to become their eyes and ears on the ground to provide better weather watch and warning services.” He continued, “You can be the one to make a difference and be an asset to our community.”
For more information or to register, contact Alachua County Emergency Management at 352-264-6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The training teaches volunteers how to identify and describe sever local storms. This information helps the National Weather Service verify and apply local warnings.