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National Weather Service offers SKYWARN and FloodAware trainings in Round Rock

Published on February 12, 2020 under RRnews

The National Weather Service is offering free SKYWARN® and FloodAware severe weather trainings in Round Rock.

Williamson County SKYWARN Basic Training:

  • When: Monday, Feb. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Public Safety Training Center, 2801 N. Mays St., Round Rock, TX 78665
  • Details: Free. Registration is not required. Attendees will learn about severe weather topics specific to South Central Texas and procedures for reporting severe weather to the local National Weather Service Office.

Round Rock FloodAware, Flood/FlashFlood Training:

  • When: Wednesday, April 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Public Safety Training Center, 2801 N. Mays St., Round Rock, TX 78665
  • Details: Free. Registration is not required. The National Weather Service is teaming up with the City of Round Rock to present a training focused on flooding issues, the meteorology behind flooding, and the impacts to Travis and Williamson County. Attendees will learn how the citizens can get flood updates and notifications from the city, county, and the National Weather Service.

The courses are designed to provide citizens, first responders, emergency management, amateur radio operators, and volunteer organizations the opportunity to learn about severe weather preparedness and safety. Additionally, participants will learn procedures for reporting severe weather to the local Austin/San Antonio National Weather Service Office are also covered.

Those who complete SKYWARN® training will be official weather spotters for the National Weather Service.

Thunderstorms, tornadoes and lightning cause hundreds of injuries and deaths, and billions in property damage every year, and flooding is always a top threat in South Central Texas, especially given our location along what is considered Flash Flood Alley. With 33 counties under the jurisdiction of the Austin/San Antonio National Weather Service, it is extremely important to verify and accurately determine where severe weather is occurring. Real time reports can save lives and property and post-storm reports help find severe weather damage, tornado tracks, and verify severe weather warnings.

More detailed information on these training programs and other local training opportunities can be found online.

 

 

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Source: City of Round Rock

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