County moves to “storm ready” classification

County moves to “storm ready” classification
pic of Greene Co. OEM vehicle

GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -A Region 8 county just moved into the “storm ready” classification.

Director for the Greene County Office of Emergency Management Erik Wright said this is positive recognition from the National Weather Service.

This means that NWS is recognizing Greene County’s abilities to educate and disseminate information to their citizens.

To qualify for such a position, there are a number of different criteria you must meet depending on the size of the area.

Wright said this was a collaborative effort between his office and Paragould 911 Director Mike McCannon.

Two things Wright mentioned that helped the county achieve this status was the Emergency Operation Center and Warning Point System that has been put into place.

pic of logo showing Greene Co. has been classified as Storm Ready by the National Weather Service
pic of logo showing Greene Co. has been classified as Storm Ready by the National Weather Service ((Source: Greene Co. Office of Emergency Management via Facebook))

Wright said there will be a formal ceremony with the representatives from the National Weather Service, county and city officials sometime in January.

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