Shoreline recertifies as a StormReady Community

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist (Shoreline Resident)
Reid Wolcott presenting Shoreline Emergency Manager
 Jason McMillan with StormReady Certificate on April 24, 2019.
Photo courtesy City of Shoreline

The Shoreline Office of Emergency Management is proud to announce that the City of Shoreline has been re-certified as a StormReady Community by the National Weather Service.

StormReady uses a grassroots approach to help communities develop plans to handle all types of extreme weather— from tornadoes to winter storms. 

The program encourages communities to take a new, proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations by providing emergency managers with clear-cut guidelines on how to improve their hazardous weather operations. 

StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives and protect property from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness.

To be officially StormReady, a community must:
  • Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center
  • Have more than one way to receive severe weather warnings and forecasts and to alert the public
  • Create a system that monitors weather conditions locally
  • Promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars
  • Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises.

To verify that all of the StormReady criteria have been met, the National Weather Service conducted a site visit to review the equipment, public engagement plan and emergency plans of the applying community.

Shoreline met all of the requirements for renewal and was presented a recertification certificate on April 24, 2019. Shoreline has been a participant of the StormReady program for many years and is now certified until the next renewal in 2021.


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