NWS Lubbock Participates in Community
Preparedness Fair at South Plains Mall

South Plains Mall, Lubbock, TX, September 12, 2009. Jerald Meadows, Meteorologist Intern at NWS Lubbock, discusses severe weather safety with other disaster volunteers at the Community Preparedness Fair. Click on the image for a larger view.
South Plains Mall, Lubbock, TX, September 12, 2009.
Jerald Meadows, Meteorologist Intern at NWS Lubbock, discusses severe weather safety with other disaster volunteers at the Community Preparedness Fair. Click on the image for a larger view.

On Saturday, September 12th, meteorologists from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Lubbock participated in the Homeland Security Community Preparedness Fair at the Lubbock South Plains Mall. This event was organized by the South Plains Association of Governments. Participants included community leaders and volunteers from the City of Lubbock and Lubbock County, and officials from several communities across the South Plains. Representing NWS Lubbock during the event were forecasters Matt Ziebell, Jerald Meadows, and WCM Jody James.

Numerous organizations were involved in the fair which began around 10 am and lasted until 4 pm. These included local CERT teams, the Red Cross, SPAG, and several faith based volunteer organizations that provide disaster relief. In addition to the displays inside the mall, several mobile command/communication vehicles were set up in the east parking lot of the mall. 

South Plains Mall, Lubbock, TX, September 12, 2009.  Jody James, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at NWS Lubbock, chats with a visitor about weather preparedness and safety at the Homeland Security Community Preparedness Fair. Click on the picture for a bigger view.
South Plains Mall, Lubbock, TX, September 12, 2009.
Jody James, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at NWS Lubbock, chats with a visitor about weather preparedness and safety at the Homeland Security Community Preparedness Fair. Click on the picture for a bigger view.

September is National Preparedness Month, and we at NWS Lubbock would like to remind everyone to “be prepared” by reviewing safety rules for weather and other disasters.  For more information about putting together a family communication plan or creating a disaster survival kit, see the following web links: www.noaa.gov, and www.ready.gov.


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