SHERIDAN — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service in Billings has renewed Sheridan County’s StormReady recognition for its continued support of improved communications and an increased level of severe weather awareness.
StormReady encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations and public awareness, and arms communities with improved communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property before and during a weather related event. To be recognized, a community must establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center, have more than one way to receive severe weather forecasts and to alert the public, create a system to monitor local weather conditions, promote public readiness through community seminars and develop a formal hazardous weather plan which includes holding emergency exercises.
Sheridan has been recognized as a StormReady community since 2002. For more information contact Tom Frieders at 406-652-0851.