County joins National Weather Service program

Larimer County has been designated as a participant in StormReady Program by the National Weather Service (NWS).

The Board of Larimer County Commissioners at their Administrative Matter meeting on Feb. 12th received an award as a member of NWS’s StormReady Program. StormReady further enhances Larimer County’s preparedness through a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center; creation of more than one way to receive severe weather forecasts, and formation of a system to monitor weather conditions.

“This solidifies the relationship between the weather service and our emergency management partners,” said Greg Hanson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the NWS.

Under the program, residents can receive weather-related information in multiple ways. The StormReady Program also allows the development of a formal hazardous weather plan, training severe weather spotters and regular emergency exercises.

“We are the first region in the State of Colorado to get the StormReady designation,” said Lori Hodges, Larimer County Director of Emergency Management, “since the majority of our hazards are weather-based, our partnership with the National Weather Service is vital.”

The StormReady recognition is valid for three years, until Dec. 2021.

Larimer County Stormready Designation
Published on: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 11:51am
Contact Details:

Lori Hodges, Director of Emergency Management, [970] 498.7147, hodgeslr@larimer.org; Kohl Parrot, Emergency Management Coordinator, [970] 498.7146, parrotck@larimer.org

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