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As we get ready for warmer
temperatures, local emergency management directors want to make sure you're
ready for any severe weather that could be coming along.
They're working to
increase communication between the National Weather Service and people in our
An annual "Skywarn
Training Session" was held Wednesday in Wood County. Representatives from the National Weather
Service met with people to teach them how to become Weather Spotters.
Those spotters learn what
things to look out for in the sky, as well as how to prepare for severe
EMA Director Brad Gilbert says
this training is especially important because Wood County has had a high number
of tornados over the last few years.
"Out here in the country
where you can see long distances with few obstructions, it's great to have this
type of training," Gilbert said. "You
can see what's coming at you, so you can prepare and move to safety before it
even gets there."
The National Weather
Service hopes these trained spotters will help them out by reporting what they
see, and they can do that online, over the phone or over a radio.