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Fort Bend County
Office of Emergency Management

Fort Bend County Receives STORMREADY Recognition

Posted August 8, 2012 3:11:17 PM CDT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

County Judge

Fort Bend County, TX

Robert E. Hebert
Fort Bend County Judge
Phone (281) 341-8608
www.fortbendcountynews.info

For Immediate Release

Storm Ready Recognition

Pictured from left to right:  Gene Hafele, The National Weather Service; Alan Spears, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator, Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management; County Judge Robert Hebert; Jeff Braun, Emergency Management Coordinator, Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management; Deputy Richard Swonke, Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office; Danny Jan, Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, Emergency Management.

FORT BEND COUNTY RECEIVES STORMREADY RECOGNITION

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX - On Tuesday, Gene Hafele from the National Weather Service presented Fort Bend County Judge and the Office of Emergency Management with a StormReady Certificate in Commissioners Court. The StormReady program guides communities to take a new, proactive apprach to improving local hazardous weather operations by providing emergency managers with clear-cut guidelines on how to improve these operations.  Fort Bend County is one of 30 counties in Texas that has received this designation, and the only county in this region.

Those present to accept the Certificate were Fort Bend County Judge Robert Hebert, Jeff Braun, OEM Emergency Managment Coordinator; Alan Spears, OEM, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator; Danny Jan, Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, Emergency Management; and Deputy Richard Swonke, Sheriff's Office.

StormReady is a “grass roots” program sponsored by NOAA’s National Weather Service that focuses on improving communication and severe weather preparedness in communities. It helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local hazard mitigation and emergency response plans. From tornadoes to tsunamis, floods to winter storms, and wildfires to hurricanes, communities will be better prepared knowing they have the best possible chance of being warned before a weather disaster strikes.

Please visit fbcoem.org for more information. 

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