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National Weather Service officials have recognized Clarke County Alabama as a StormReady® county. The StormReady® program helps community leaders and residents better prepare for hazardous weather and flooding.  StormReady® counties have made a strong commitment to implement the infrastructure and systems needed to save lives and protect property when severe weather strikes.

Jason Beaman, Warning Coordination Meteorologist of the National Weather Service forecast office in Mobile, AL, presented county officials with a certificate and special StormReady® sign during a ceremony at the Clarke County Courthouse during the scheduled county commission meeting on October 25th, 2016. 

“Clarke County has long been a tremendous partner that is dedicated to the safety of its citizens.  Their preparedness and response to hazardous weather is a shining example of what the StormReady® program is all about. We are proud to be able to officially recognize their hard work in this way,” said Jason Beaman.

The nationwide community preparedness program, founded in 1999, is a grassroots approach to preparing for natural hazards. Today, more than 2,200 U.S. communities are better prepared for severe weather through the StormReady® program.

“We are excited to be recognized as a StormReady® county.  This is a result of the towns and cities within the county working together and we could not provide the citizens with this level of planning and preparedness without the support of the National Weather Service Office in Mobile,” said Roy Waite, Clarke County Emergency Management Agency Director.             









NWS Mobile Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Jason Beaman, Presents Clarke County EM Director, Roy Waite, With Their Official StormReady® Sign