|Cimarron County, OK Declared StormReady County|
NWS Amarillo continues leading communities in the Weather-Ready Nation effort. As part of this effort, Cimarron County, OK officially became a StormReady county during a ceremony on August 6, 2012. Being recognized as StormReady, residents across Cimarron County will now be better prepared when severe weather threatens.
StormReady, a voluntary program, is designed to help communities take a proactive approach to the kinds of severe weather that affect their area by improving local hazardous weather operations and heightening public awareness. Communities work with the local National Weather Service office and state and local emergency managers to become StormReady.
The goal of achieving StormReady status is to increase the chances of local citizens surviving a tornado, hurricane, flash flood, tsunami, or any other type of severe weather that threatens their area of the country. Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are the primary focus of the Amarillo StormReady program.
|Pictured here (L-R) are NWS Amarillo Science and Operations Officer Todd Lindley,
Cimarron County Emergency Manager Cliff White, Cimarron County Clerk Coleen Allen,
Cimarron County Comissioner Danny Bass, Cimarron County Comissioner John Freeman,
NWS Amarillo Warning Coordination Meteorologist Krissy Scotten, and Cimarron County
Comissioner Tommy Grazier.
|NWS Amarillo Warning Coordination Meteorologist Krissy Scotten and
Cimarron County Emergency Manager Cliff White.