US National Weather Service Springfield Missouri comes to Joplin in the Spring every year as storm season approaches to share important information, Meteorologist Steve Runnels teaching the 2019 Severe Weather Awareness Presentation, the video is [in full].
“This is a great opportunity to learn more about severe storm hazards whether you are a veteran of past storms or new to the area,” Runnels encourages everyone at the beginning.
Joplin News First, Shannon Becker, spent a few mintues before the event chatting with Joplin – Jasper County Emergency Management Director Keith Stammer and we appreciate his work to organize this event each year. This year at Freeman Business Center. Thank you to Carl Harper for facilitating and securing the location.
BECOME A WEATHER READY NATION AMBASSADOR™
Information is also included in the presentation as the National Weather Service rolls out their initiative of the WRN™. You are being asked to be a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador™ to your circle of influence at home, work and civic orgnizations.
“In order to truly build communities that are prepared for hazardous weather events, it takes the effort of the entire community. That is why your National Weather Service (NWS) is looking for Ambassadors within organizations to promote awareness of and preparedness for hazardous weather within your sphere of influence. We want to formally acknowledge the efforts of those that are helping to build a Weather-Ready Nation. Together, we can build communities that are resilient to all types of weather hazards.” From the Springfield page of the NOAA/NWS CLICK for the benefits you get by being an ambassador! Joplin News First, KODE-12 and KSN-16 are WRN™ ambassadors. See us listed on their page.
HERE IS THE ENTIRE RECORDING OF THE EVENT