Patrick AFB Honored By National Weather Service

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PAFB awarded StormReady certification

Patrick AFB Becomes National Weather Service StormReady Site-580

Brig. Gen. Nina Armagno, the 45th Space Wing commander at Patrick Air Force Base, along with members of the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron Readiness and Emergency Management Flight, was awarded a StormReady certification as the National Weather Service officials recognized Patrick as a StormReady site. (U.S. Air Force/Cory Long image)

BREVARD COUNTY • PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, FLORIDA – Brig. Gen. Nina Armagno, the 45th Space Wing commander at Patrick Air Force Base, along with members of the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron Readiness and Emergency Management Flight, was awarded a StormReady certification as the National Weather Service officials recognized Patrick as a StormReady site.

Air Force Logo - Silver and Blue 3D, with textThe StormReady program helps community leaders and residents better prepare for hazardous weather and flooding.

StormReady sites have made a strong commitment to implement the infrastructure and systems needed to save lives and protect property when severe weather strikes.

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To be recognized as StormReady, a site must maintain a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center; have more than one way to receive official severe weather warnings warnings and to alert the public; be able to monitor local weather and flood conditions; conduct community preparedness programs; and ensure hazardous weather and flooding are addressed in formal emergency management plans, which include training SKYWARN weather spotters and holding emergency exercises.

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Scott Spratt

“The StormReady program encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations and severe storm readiness in partnership with their local National Weather Service Office,” said Scott Spratt, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, with the National Weather Service forecast office in Melbourne, Fla.

“StormReady will further enhance the strong partnership we have long enjoyed with U.S. Air Force meteorologists at the 45th Weather Squadron by also coordinating critical weather messaging and preparedness plans with base emergency management personnel.”


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