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ST. MARTIN OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ANNOUNCES SKYWARN® “STORM SPOTTERS” TRAINING - 2/20/2018 -

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St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

February 20, 2018

2:30 p.m.

Contact: Major Ginny Higgins

Public Information Officer

(337) 394-3071

ST. MARTIN OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ANNOUNCES

SKYWARN® "STORM SPOTTERS” TRAINING

(St. Martinville, La.) –The National Weather Service out of Lake Charles, will be hosting a SKYWARN® Severe Weather Observer training on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 to all citizens interested in becoming severe weather "STORM SPOTTERS”. Trained "STORM SPOTTERS” can identify and explain weather conditions to weather service professionals and by doing so, enhance the severe weather warning system. SKYWARN® covers the basics of thunderstorm development, fundamentals of storm structure, identifying potential severe weather features, information to report, how to report information, and basic severe weather safety.

Anyone who is interested in learning how to assist with reporting severe weather to St. Martin OHSEP and the National Weather Service in Lake Charles should attend this training on March 13, 2018 at the St. Martin Parish Fire Training Center located at 1035-A Ruth Bridge Hwy,Breaux Bridge, LA. The training will be from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Please come out and support St. Martin Parish in our effort to become better prepared to defend ourselves against severe weather. If you would like to learn more about the SKYWARN® program please go to www.facebook.com/stmartinohsep. For more information about the class and to sign up, please contact Stacey Blanchard at (337) 394-2813 or sblanchard@stmartinsheriff.org.

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