Severe storms training program scheduled for Feb. 27 in Waxahachie
By 02/15/2007 00:00:00
ELLIS COUNTY - Despite the drought which affected north Texas, severe weather was a deadly force which impacted the area in 2006.
Floods, tornadoes, damaging wind and hail caused significant damage and impacted the lives of tens of thousands of north Texans.
The storms of Dec. 29 and early January were a reminder the 2007 storm season was just around the corner.
As part of its area-wide weather preparedness campaign, the National Weather Service in Fort Worth will answer questions such as 'Are you ready?' 'Is a severe weather plan in place for you, your family and your workplace?' 'Do you know how to recognize the clues that suggest damaging wind, large hail, or a tornado is possible?' 'Do you want to become part of the severe weather warning system in your county?' in a storm spotter training program on Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 7-9 p.m.
The program will be held in Waxahachie at the High School Fine Arts Center and be co-sponsored by the Ellis County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services and the Ellis County Emergency Management.
According to organizers, the two-hour presentation will be in multimedia format, featuring numerous pictures of storms and nearly 25 minutes of storm video clips.
The program is free and open to anyone who would like to attend.
The Ellis County severe weather program is one of more than 40 the Fort Worth NWS Office will conduct between January and March 2007.
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth provides forecasts, warnings and weather services for 46 counties in north and north-central Texas.
For more information on severe weather and the National Weather Service, visit the Fort Worth Forecast Office's website at http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd