HENRY COUNTY, GA- January 29, 2018—The Henry County Emergency Management Agency along with Peachtree City’s National Weather Service is holding a free Skywarn Storm Spotter Training Class on February 20 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Henry County Emergency Management Office.

Skywarn is a volunteer program with more than 230,000 trained severe weather spotters that help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

The class is free and is open to anyone with an interest in weather. This is a great opportunity for amateur radio operators, police and fire personnel, dispatchers, EMS workers, public utility workers, emergency management teams, boaters and the general public.

The session will cover the importance of storm spotters, the basics of thunderstorms, the relationship between NWS, media and emergency management, basic radar interpretation, identifying storm and potential severe weather features, how to report storm information and storm spotting safety and awareness tips. The registration deadline for this class is February 15, 2018. 

The Henry County Office of Emergency Management is located at 526 Industrial Blvd. in McDonough.

For more information on the free Storm Spotter Training Class or to register, please contact Henry County’s EMA Specialist Shelita Broomfield at 770-288-7865, or email her at sbroomfield@co.henry.ga.us.