(Juneau) Dodge County residents will have the opportunity to receive severe weather safety training this week. Organized by the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the course will teach participants how to be severe weather aware. It will also cover severe weather watches and warnings as well as how the public can help the National Weather Service as a trained spotter.
Severe weather can happen at any time, and Dodge County Emergency Management Interim Director Joe Meagher expresses the importance of being prepared. He says residents should have a preparedness kit ready to go.
“Most importantly what you need in that kit is your purses, your pills, pets, and then paperwork,” says Meagher. “If you can have that in a predetermined spot if it does come to the point where we need to evacuate you, you need to move to a different location having that in a kit to go is certainly a good thing.”
The storm spotter training is on March 15th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. It will be held at the Dodge County Administration Building in Juneau. It is open to the public and pre-registration is not required.