Severe Weather Readiness Training Session Held in Okmulgee
Several institutions as well as citizens came together today to increase awareness and readiness when it comes to severe weather in Oklahoma.
Members of the National Weather Service, Okmulgee County Emergency Management, Muscogee Creek Nation Emergency Management, City of Okmulgee and the OSU Institute of Technology and citizens were among the groups involved.
Whether it be snow, tornadoes or wildfires, the storm spotter training helps to train citizens and responders on what to do if severe weather strikes.
When severe weather does strike, authorities gather all the information they can from responders and citizens alike so that the most informed decision can be made to help save lives.
Lately, the biggest concern for emergency management responders has been wildfires.
James Nichols, emergency management supervisor for Muscogee Creek Nation, said that his preparation for wildfires includes monitoring wind speeds and the humidity level.
Awareness on how to avoid fires is the most important factor on high-fire threat days, Nichols said.
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