Genco officials recently took the steps needed to become Storm Ready.
Storm Ready, a program started in 1999 in Tulsa, Okla., helps arm America’s communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property – before and during the event. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs.
“Genco’s No. 1 priority is, by far, the safety of our teammates, and it’s because of this very reason that we decided to get involved in the process to become a Storm Ready supporter,” said Genco General Manager John Coleman.
According to National Weather Service officials, Storm Ready communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness.
On hand recently to present the Storm Ready designation to Genco officials were NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist Tom Johnstone, Wilson Emergency Management Agency Director Joey Cooper, WEMA Planning Division Chief Steve Spencer and NWS Meteorologist in Charge Larry Vannozzi.