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Emergency Management offering Storm Spotter Training Class on Feb. 19

Monday, February 5, 2024 - On Monday, February 19 at 6:30 pm the Sequoyah Emergency Management will be hosting a SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Class in conjunction with the National Weather Center in Tulsa. The instructor will be Warning Coordination Meteorologist Ed Calianese from the National Weather Service in Tulsa.

The class is open to all who are interested in becoming a certified storm spotter. There is no fee, no pre-

registration, nor any age limit. Organizers ask that the age of any child in attendance be one in which disruptions are kept to a minimum.

The training will last approximately 2.5 hours with a 15-minute break.

The National Weather Service encourages anyone with an interest in public service to join the SKYWARN® program.

Volunteers include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers and

other concerned private citizens. Individuals affiliated with hospitals, schools, churches and nursing homes or who have a responsibility for protecting others are encouraged to become a spotter.

You will learn:

- Basics of thunderstorm development

- Fundamentals of storm structure

- Identifying potential severe weather features

- Information to report

- How to report information

- Basic severe weather safety

The class will be held at the People Inc. Conference Center located at 205 N JT Stites in Sallisaw.

KXMX Staff Writer

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