BRANSON, Mo – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Springfield, Missouri renewsthe City of Branson’s designation as a “Storm Ready Community.” The program is based on a city’s ability to operate a 24-hour warning point, resources to disseminate various forms of weather warnings, community preparedness programs and record keeping.
The Branson Fire Department’s emergency management division co-ordinates this partnership with the NWS. According to Fire Chief Ted Martin, the city has worked diligently to build and maintain assets to monitor all modes of weather to be able to disseminate that information to the public. He went on to say that in a community as dynamic as Branson, it’s critical to receive the best information possible and share it with the public quickly, especially for outdoor events at the RecPlex, the schools and other outdoor attractions.
The fire department also encourages residents and guests to know where to go during severe weather. They should find the lowest level interior shelter with as many walls as possible between them and the storm.
Branson first earned the designation of a “Storm Ready Community” in 2006 and has maintained the partnership to date.
For more information about Storm Ready Preparedness, check the links below
NWS website at www.weather.gov
Branson Fire Department at www.bransonmo.gov