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Pasco County Offers Emergency “Weather Spotter” Training

Pasco County Offers Emergency “Weather Spotter” Training

NEW PORT RICHEY, FL  —  Help protect yourself, your family and your neighbors by training to be a SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter.  Pasco County’s Division of Emergency Managementwill host the National Weather Service of Tampa Bay for SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter Training Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pasco County Emergency Operations Center. (Registration deadline is April 19.)

A trained SKYWARN spotter knows safety rules and can identify Florida’s weather threats and visual clues regarding thunderstorm strength.  Following the free, 90-minute class, participants will receive a Weather Spotter Guidebook and join the nationwide network of citizen monitors. You’ll report weather emergencies such as tornadoes, flooding rains and extreme temperatures.  Tampa Bay National Weather Service Warning and Coordination Meteorologist Dan Noah will teach the class:

            WHO: Anyone can attend the SKYWARN training; however, you must be 18 years old to receive an ID card – volunteers include fire and police personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers and other concerned private citizens.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Pasco County Emergency Operations Center

8744 Government Drive, Building A

New Port Richey, FL 34654

HOW: Reserve your seat by April 19. (Space is limited.)

            E-mail: cwildes@pascocountyfl.net

            Phone: 727.847.8137

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