In conjunction with Missouri’s Severe Weather Awareness Week, which is officially March 5-11, the Atchison County 911/Emergency Management Office will be hosting Severe Weather Awareness/Storm Spotter Training on Thursday, March 2 at 6 p.m. This training, which is held every other year and is presented by the National Weather Service, is open to the public as well as emergency service personnel. Class will once again be held at the Velma Houts Building, 201 East US Highway 136 in Rock Port. This is excellent training for children who have an interest in weather/science. Door prizes will be given out at the training.
The National Weather Service (NWS) and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) have declared the week of March – 11, 2017 as Severe Weather Awareness Week for Missouri. The goal of the week is quite simple: SAVE LIVES. The best way to do this is by being prepared. Everyone should have a basic knowledge of severe weather safety and have a severe weather plan in place. Knowing what to do, or where to go when severe weather threatens can be the difference between life and death. A good time for all Missouri citizens to practice their severe weather plans will be during the Annual Missouri Severe Weather Drill, which will be held Tuesday, March 7th, at 10 a.m. If severe weather is threatening at or around that time, the backup date will be March 9th, also at 10 a.m.
Severe Weather Awareness/Storm Spotter Training is another great way to prepare yourself. Knowing what to look for when severe weather threatens and what to do in those cases is valuable information. Class generally lasts for approximately 90 minutes, and everyone who attends is eligible for door prizes which will be given away during the evening.
If you have questions, or want more information, please contact the office at 660-744-6606.