HVFD receives StormReady recognition

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Photo courtesy of the Highland Village Fire Department

The Highland Village Fire Department was presented the National Weather Service StormReady recognition at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.

The StormReady program recognizes communities with communication and safety skills necessary to save lives and property before, during and after a weather event, according to a news release from the city of Highland Village.

To be certified 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; and develop a formal hazardous weather plan to include training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises.

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