Crisp County was first officially declared a StormReady community in 2008. We are proud to announce we are now on our 3rd renewal.

What is StormReady?

The StormReady program is a partnership with emergency management that helps reduce risk and increases community resilience to hazards.

How does a community become StormReady?

There guidelines and components communities must need prior to being declared StormReady.

Component 1: Command and Management

Guideline 1.1 Communication/Dispatch Center and Emergency Operation Center

  • Operate Communication/Dispatch Center that serves as the 24-hour Warning Point
  • Operate Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

Component 2: Communication and Information Management

Guideline 2.1: NWS Warning and Information Reception

  • Maintain the required number of ways for the WP and EOC to receive NWS warnings and information

Guideline 2.2: Warning Dissemination

  • Maintain the required number of ways for the WP and EOC to disseminate warnings
  • Operate Public Alert™ certified NOAA Weather Radio receivers in key public facilities

Guideline 2.3: Hazardous Weather and Flood Monitoring

  • Maintain the required number of ways to monitor for hazardous weather and flood conditions

Guideline 2.4: Communication

  • Ensure routine communication between NWS and the emergency management agency/organization
  • Able to communicate within and across jurisdictions through resilient and redundant methods

Component 3: Preparedness

Guideline 3.1: Planning

  • Address hazardous weather and flooding in formal Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)

Guideline 3.2: Training and Exercises

  • Conduct an exercise relating to natural hazards every three years
  • Train spotters and dispatchers biennially
  • Host/co-host biennial NWS spotter training

Guideline 3.3: Community Preparedness

  • Conduct the required number of annual weather safety activities