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Posted on: February 14, 2018

We Are StormReady

We Are StormReady Sign

James City County is now a StormReady Community. Bill Sammler, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service presented the County with a StormReady recognition at the Feb. 13 Board of Supervisors meeting.

StormReady is a National Weather Service program that promotes preparing communities for increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events that might occur. By qualifying for a StormReady designation, James City County has:

  • Established a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center.
  • Identified more than one way to receive severe weather warnings and forecasts and to alert the public.
  • Created a system that monitors weather conditions locally.
  • Promoted the importance of public readiness through community seminars.
  • Developed a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises.


For more information about StormReady, tune into the presentation from the Board of Supervisors meeting, visit the StormReady website or contact Sara Ruch, Deputy Coordinator of Emergency Management at 757-564-2140 or sara.ruch@jamescitycountyva.gov.

Media Contact:
Ryan Ashe, Fire Chief
757-565-7604; ryan.ashe@jamescitycountyva.gov

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