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Weld OEM offers free weather spotter class

Posted on 03/02/2020
News / Weld OEM offers free weather spotter class

The weather can change suddenly in Weld County. When it does, having as much information as possible about what to expect can be crucial to protecting family and property.

To equip the public with the knowledge needed to better recognize severe weather events, the Weld County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is hosting a free Weather Spotter Training class at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, in the Weld County Administration Building, located at 1150 O St. in Greeley. The class is free, but a reservation is required.

To reserve a seat in the training, contact the Weld County Office of Emergency Management at (970) 304-6540, or email Gracie Marquez at gmarquez@weldgov.com. If translation services are needed, please specify when registering.

Participants will learn the signs of impending severe weather and how to report it. They will also learn how to stay safe during a tornado, flood or lightning storm.

“This training not only benefits you in preparing yourself for severe weather incidents, it also helps others in the county,” said Roy Rudisill, Director of OEM. “By taking this class and learning what to look for, you can earn a weather spotter certification through the National Weather Service and help them deliver timely warnings to the public when severe weather occurs.”

For more information on emergency preparedness, visit www.weldoem.com.