Be a Part of Local Storm Response   

Swan Lake, NY – The National Weather Service will be holding a SKYWARN Basic course in Sullivan County on April 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Emergency Services Training Center in Swan Lake. There is no cost to attend.

“The SKYWARN spotter program is an essential part of severe weather, flood and winter storm warning operations, as real-time reports from on-site spotters help forecasters immensely,” says District 5 Legislator Terri Ward, chair of the Legislature’s Public Safety Committee. “Additionally, reports assist local emergency management officials by focusing them on the areas most impacted by storms, such as what we just faced here in the County. Severe weather, flood and winter weather reports also help officials and scientists document storm frequency in Sullivan County, which can be useful for planning, mitigation and preparedness. Spotter reports also can be critical during disaster declarations, so by attending this course, you can become an important part of the team response.”

If you are interested in attending this course, please register through the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov/bgm/outreachskywarntraining.

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