The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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February 21, 2014

MSSU to be host for severe weather class

— A severe weather class will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Criminal Justice Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University, 3950 E. Newman Road.

The 90-minute class is free and open to the public.

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service forecast office in Springfield will conduct the class. The presentation is formatted to outline the types of weather conditions that may develop into severe situations, and they are relayed to the National Weather Service and the local warning communication system.

The class also stresses the need for caution and safety procedures that should be taken when watching severe weather situations develop.

Keith Stammer, head of emergency management for Joplin/Jasper County, said it is important that schools, hospitals, nursing homes, business and industry have people trained to watch for severe weather situations.

Stammer said it is very important that fire, police and emergency medical responders, especially all new personnel, attend the class.

Said Stammer: “Joplin/Jasper County has an extensive SKYWARN NETWORK of communications, spotters, concerned citizens, and sirens to warn of approaching severe weather. While more effective technology becomes available every day to help us forecast approaching severe weather, it is still the trained eyes on the sky that we need to give us that precious warning time so vital to save lives.’’

The annual statewide tornado drill will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4.  Plan to test your facility’s severe weather procedures at that time.

Joplin’s sirens will be sounded unless the drill is canceled by the National Weather Service due to inclement local weather. A back-up day is scheduled for Thursday, March 6.

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