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Pictured (left to right): Logan County Code Enforcement Officer Ray Perry, Commissioner Danny Ellis, Emergency Management Director Roger Bryant, Commission President Danny Godby and NWS Charleston, WV Service Hydrologist John Sikora


Logan County, West Virginia was designated as the 12th StormReady® County in West Virginia during a ceremony at the Logan County Commission office in Logan on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

The StormReady® program is designed to help protect citizens from the dangers of all types of severe weather by arming America's communities with the communication and safety skills need to save lives and property before, during and after a hazardous weather event.  In order to qualify as a StormReady County, Logan County:

  • Established a 24-hour warning point and Emergency Operations Center,
  • Set up redundant methods of receiving NWS warnings and alerting the public, including installing NOAA Weather Radios in public buildings and outdoor sirens throughout the county,
  • Enabled county officials and the public to better monitor local weather conditions by installing three weather stations throughout the county and making them accessible via the internet,
  • Promoted the importance of public readiness through community outreach and mitigation projects,
  • Revisited and strengthened their formal hazardous weather plan.

ImageOfficials from the National Weather Service in Charleston, WV worked closely with the Logan County Commission, Logan County Emergency Management Director Roger Bryant, Code Enforcement Officer Ray Perry, and County Administrator Roscoe Adkins during the certification process.  Jamie Bielinski, NWS Charleston, WV Meteorologist-in-Charge, said, "I want to thank and congratulate everyone involved in this effort for their dedication and hard work in achieving StormReady status and for their commitment to the safety of the people of Logan County."

In addition to strengthening the weather-readiness of the county, the StormReady designation may help lower National Flood Insurance Plan premiums in the county.  StormReady Counties that participate in the NFIP are elegible for up to 25 ISO/Community Rating System points.

For more information about StormReady®, and other NOAA National Weather Service programs, please visit the NOAA National Weather Service website at, the StormReady® website at, or locally, the Charleston, WV National Weather Service website at

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