Dubois County will be recognized as a Storm Ready county later this month by the Louisville office of the National Weather Service. To receive the designation, a county 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 and develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises.
A review process by the local National Weather Service forecast office also must be completed. The Dubois County Emergency Management Agency say Dubois County will be the 35th StormReady designee in Indiana.
National Weather Service meteorologists and the Louisville Official StormReady program leader will be among those officials on hand to recognize the county at a ceremony scheduled for 11 am Tuesday January 29th, at the Jasper Train Depot.