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Frederick County has earned its
StormReady® certification from the National Weather Service. NWS
Meteorologist Chris Strong presented County Executive Jan Gardner with the
certificate during a public information briefing.
“We are proud to be named a StormReady® county by
the National Weather Service,” said Executive Gardner. “The designation
recognizes our commitment to our citizens’ safety. While no area is stormproof,
Frederick County is proactive in dealing with severe weather that can affect
In general, a community must possess a solid communication
network and have a comprehensive multi-hazard emergency operations plan to
receive the StormReady® status.
Frederick County Government’s efforts include monitoring
weather and water conditions, keeping the public in informed through multiple
channels, working with the community so that people who live and work here are
prepared, and training for citizens such as the Storm Spotter training
coordinated by the Division of Emergency Management.