NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PRESENTS
STORM READY CERTIFICATION TO COLUMBIA COUNTY
Columbia County will be presented with a Storm Ready Certification from the National Weather Service at the Board of County Commissioners meeting on December 14th at 10:00 am. For those wanting to attend the presentation by the National Weather Service, the event will take place at the Columbia County Courthouse, 230 Strand Street, St. Helens, OR in Room 308.
Following the presentation of the certification to the County Commissioners, there will be a reception for the public at the County Roads Department, 1054 Oregon Street, St. Helens, OR, at 10:30 AM. This will be an opportunity to talk with representatives from the National Weather Service, Columbia County Emergency Management and Columbia 911 Communication about the certification and what it means to the county.
Columbia County is the fourth county in Oregon to receive this designation and the first in the Portland metropolitan area.
Storm Ready communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives. http://www.stormready.noaa.gov/