Storm spotter training planned

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2013

 On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 the Dorchester County Emergency Management Department (EMD) will host Storm Spotter Training, conducted by the National Weather Service – Charleston. SKYWARN is a volunteer program with several hundred thousand trained severe weather spotters. These trained indi-viduals assist their local weather office by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather.
Since the 1970s, the information provided by storm spotters, coupled with improved and more sophisti-cated technology enables the National Weather Service to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash floods. Storm spotters contribute to the first-line of our na-tion’s defense against severe weather and help keep their communities safe.
Training will be held at the Dorchester County Human Services Building – County Council Chambers lo-cated at 500 N. Main Street in Summerville from 6:30PM-9:30PM. Please register with the Theresa McKnight at 843-832-0341.

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