By taking a proactive approach to emergency management, the Town of Flower Mound was recently recognized as a “StormReady” community by the National Weather Service (NWS).
The StormReady program ensures communities are armed with the necessary communication and safety skills to be better prepared before natural disaster strikes.
“We are thrilled Flower Mound received the StormReady designation from the National Weather Service and we will continue to look for additional ways we can continue to ensure the safety of all our residents,” said Flower Mound Town Manager Jimmy Stathatos. “This is especially important living in Texas, which has led the nation in major disaster declarations for more than 60 years.”
The NWS created the StormReady designation to provide guidelines that help municipalities prepare for severe weather response. To qualify, a community must meet criteria established by the NWS in partnership with federal, state, and local emergency management.
During the certification process, the NWS visited Flower Mound’s 24-hour Emergency Operations Center, reviewed its hazardous weather plan and local weather monitoring system, and ensured the Town continues to promote the importance of public readiness.
“While it is impossible to be 100 percent ready for a disaster, the Town has multiple systems in place to monitor and receive accurate weather-related information from the National Weather Service,” said Flower Mound Emergency Management Specialist Brandon Barth. “This allows us to disseminate important information to our residents in a timely manner and I encourage everyone to have a plan in place to better ensure the safety of you and your loved ones.”
To receive alerts such as severe weather emergencies and other important community news, residents have the opportunity to sign-up for the Town’s Emergency Notification System at www.flower-mound.com/emergencynotifications, or follow the Town’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/flowermound.