Broward Emergency Management Division to Host SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training March 9
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DATE: February 19, 2013
CONTACT: Richard Allen, Broward County
Emergency Management Division
PHONE: 954-831-3909

The Broward County Emergency Management Division is sponsoring a SKYWARN Storm Spotters training class to be hosted by the City of Sunrise on Saturday, March 9, at the Public Safety Building,10440 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise. The class is intended for those interested in becoming a Storm Spotter or current spotters who want to sharpen their skills.

Classes for beginners and advanced Storm Spotters will be taught in a combined class by a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Preregistration by Thursday, March 7, is required as only 60 seats are available. The class is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Attendees must be at least 14 years old and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Attendees need to make their own lunch arrangements. To register, call Robin Terrell, Broward County Skywarn Coordinator, at 954-249-5343 or email  

Training is required in order to be a Storm Spotter. SKYWARN classes are ideal for amateur radio operators, Red Cross volunteers, firefighters, students or anyone who is interested and wants to serve.

SKYWARN Storm Spotters are a nationwide network of volunteers who report observations of significant weather and damage resulting from severe weather to the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service then sends alerts to the public via television, radio, marine and weather radios, public safety agencies and other information sources that severe weather is approaching or has been sighted.

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