Nearly a decade’s worth of investments and improvements to the county’s severe weather preparedness plans paid off Tuesday in the form of a certification that fewer than a third of Ohio counties may boast.
Helen Norris, right, Logan County Emergency Management Agency director, gestures Tuesday toward Ken Haydu, meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, during a ceremony with county commissioners designating Logan a “StormReady” county. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)
Logan became one of 23 Ohio counties Tuesday to achieve “StormReady” certification from the National Weather Service — a designation that signals first responders and emergency management operations have communicated and are prepared in the event of a natural disaster.
“StormReady is a grass roots program sponsored by the National Weather Service that focuses on improving communication and severe weather preparedness in communities,” said Ken Haydu, meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, during a ceremony staged with Logan County Commissioners and the Emergency Management Agency.
EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH