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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Emergency management program offers NWS Storm Spotter training, March 26

INDIANAPOLIS – Severe weather consistently has been one of central Indiana’s highest threats over the years. While we have the latest technology to monitor the weather and even detect tornadoes on radar, the trained human eye is still our first line of defense. 

That’s why Franciscan St. Francis Health’s Emergency Management program is hosting National Weather Service Storm Spotter training 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 26. This free event is open to the public.

“The National Weather Service offers training every year across the country as they rely on trained weather spotters to report conditions in the field that radar can’t detect,” said Diana Leonard, emergency management coordinator.

The event is located in the basement auditorium at Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis, 8111 S. Emerson Ave.

The hospital recently was designated by as a NWS StormReady Community Supporter, the first health care system in the state to receive such recognition.