SEVERE WEATHER!!! Its effects are felt by many of us during our lifetimes. In the average year, 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, and over 900 tornadoes occur across the United States. During the past 10 years, tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods have killed nearly 2,300 people in the United States and injured thousands of others. Severe Weather Spotters are a vital link in the timely and accurate flow of weather information into and out of weather forecast offices. Your information, coupled with Doppler radar, satellite, and other data, can enable the National Weather Service to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods. You can take action by being trained as a Severe Weather Spotter.
In partnership with the National Weather Service, the Springfield Township Fire Department will host an exciting program that can teach you how to become a trained Weather Spotter! This class teaches citizens how to recognize severe weather, and how and when to report the information to the National Weather Service. Trained spotters play an important roll in helping warn our community about potentially severe weather. In addition, this class will teach you how to protect you and your family when severe weather is threatening our area. We invite you to attend "Severe Weather Training" on April 22, 2013.
Severe Weather Training is a FREE course that will teach you how to spot then report severe weather and will demonstrate the best practices to protect your family when sever weather hits.
To participate in this program, please click on the link below.Register Now!