When:
April 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
2020-04-21T18:30:00-05:00
2020-04-21T19:30:00-05:00
Where:
Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 N Stone St
Augusta, WI 54722
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stacey Brown
715.286.2070

Skywarn: Is a nationwide class taught by meteorologists from the National Weather Service. This is to help inform the public of conditions that may lead to severe weather, basic severe weather safety, and how to communicate ongoing severe weather events back to the National Weather Service so they can issue the correct warnings.  In a typical year, the United States has more than 10,000 severe thunderstorms and 1,000 tornadoes, which can lead to significant damage and destruction to communities. Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes annually. Eau Claire County Emergency Management will provide a brief presentation on local weather alerting tools, local hazards and safety tips.

Speakers:

National Weather Service instructor

Eau Claire County Emergency Management-Tyler Esh, Emergency Management Coordinator. Tyler has been the Emergency Manager for Eau Claire County for more than three years, starting with FEMA coming out on his first week on the job following a “hundred year flood” event that impacted a variety of townships throughout the County. In the time since then, Tyler has worked with local fire and police departments, public works agencies and municipalities to develop relationships and find ways to better inform the public of the different risks to our county. This includes a daily use of social media (Facebook and Twitter), training, incident response, and the purchase of Eau Claire County’s first emergency notification system, Smart911.