BOONE COUNTY RECOGNIZED AS STORMREADY
The National Weather Service Office in Wilmington, Ohio first recognized Boone County, including the cities of Florence, Union and Walton as StormReady in 2002 with renewals awarded in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014 which extend the designation through 2017.
StormReady is a program sponsored by the National Weather Service to recognize communities that have taken steps to strengthen severe weather emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery capabilities.
StormReady helps communities develop the abilities needed to save lives and property before and during a severe weather event. According to the National Weather Service, StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through better planning, education, and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.
See the National Weather Service StormReady website for additional information.