City Recognized as “StormReady” by National Weather Service
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – When severe weather threatens, the City of Corpus Christi is ready thanks to year-round planning, preparation and use of the latest technology. For the 16th year, the National Weather Service has designated the City as one of its “StormReady” communities.
The City of Corpus Christi is one of 195 other Texas communities who are part of the nationwide preparedness program which uses a grassroots approach to help communities develop plans to handle all types of severe weather - from tornadoes to hurricanes. The program encourages communities to take a new, proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations by providing emergency managers with clear-cut guidelines on how to improve their hazardous weather operations.
To become StormReady, a community must:
· Establish a 24-hour warning point and Emergency Operations Center.
· Have multiple ways to receive notification and alert the public of severe weather warnings and forecasts.
· Create a system that monitors weather conditions locally.
· 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.
· Pass a site-visit conducted by the National Weather Service & State Emergency Manager.
The City’s recognition is valid through July 2022. See a full list of the 2,937 StormReady sites across the nation at www.weather.gov/stormready.