July 17, 2014 Dallas Center completed a renewal of their StormReady® status. Dallas Center completed a set of rigorous criteria necessary to earn the distinction of being StormReady®. Dallas Center initially became StormReady® three years ago in 2008.
StormReady® is a voluntary program that provides communities and universities with clear-cut advice from a partnership between local National Weather Service forecast offices and state and local emergency managers. To be recognized as StormReady®, a community or college must:
- Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center;
- Have more than one way to receive severe weather forecasts and warnings and to alert the public
- Create a system that monitors local weather conditions
- Promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars;
- Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises.
The National Weather Service congratulates Dallas Center on maintaining their StormReady® status.