When severe weather threatens, Chickasaw County is ready. At least according to the StormReady program from the National Weather Service.
Warning Coordination Meteorologist Todd Shea says this designation means the county does everything they can to keep their community safe when threatened by severe weather.
Out of the 99 counties in Iowa, only 50 of the states have this designation – which includes Chickasaw County. Surrounding counties like Floyd and Mitchell are not yet dubbed ‘StormReady’.
The program is voluntary, and provides communities with clear-cut advice from a partnership with the local Weather Service Office, state and local emergency managers, and the media.
“We congratulate Chickasaw County on being StormReady,” Shea said. “Becoming a county-wide StormReady participant is a significant accomplishment.”