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Virtual Skywarn Tornado Spotter Training

The Summit County Emergency Management Agency will be hosting a “Skywarn Tornado Spotter Training” course on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. The course will last approximately two (2) hours. Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m. The course will be conducted virtually by a Cleveland NWS staff member at the American Red Cross, 501 W. Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44303.

The Skywarn training activity focuses on identifying and reporting severe local storms. By creating a community of “Skywarn Spotters,” it will increase the safety awareness of hazards that exist from severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and floods. The training of storm spotters coupled with radar, satellite, and other data has enabled the National Weather Service to issue more timely and accurate warnings in order to save lives.

Upon completion of the course, you will be given the opportunity to become an official Skywarn Spotter.

Target Audience: School Administrators and Custodians, Health Care Providers, Public Service, Public Safety, Amateur Radio and Emergency Management personnel.

Prerequisites: None 

Date:
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
(Registration from 6:00-6:30 PM)

Location:
American Red Cross
501 W. Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44308

Please RSVP by April 12, 2019 by filling out the attached training application and emailing it to Jena Stasik at jstasik@summitoh.net or faxing to 330-643-2889. If you have questions, contact the Summit County Emergency Management Agency at 330-643-2558. 

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