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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Garland County and City of Hot Springs Recognized for 17 Years of StormReady Preparedness

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Attached photo, from left: Deputy City Manager/City Clerk Lance Spicer, Hot Springs Mayor Pat McCabe, Garland County Judge Rick Davis and Garland County of Emergency Management Deputy Director Bobby King received Storm Ready certificates from Warning Coordination Meteorologist Dennis Cavanaugh (far right) of the National Weather Service in a ceremony held Wednesday, August 29th, during the Arkansas Emergency Management Conference, currently taking place at the Hot Springs Convention Center.


Garland County and the City of Hot Springs became StormReady in April of 2001, and in doing so, became one of the earliest StormReady communities in the United States. By working continuously with the National Weather Service Office in Little Rock, Garland County and the City of Hot Springs have renewed their StormReady certification a sixth time, certifying both communities as StormReady through 2021. The StormReady certification recognizes the hard work that the emergency management of these communities has done to plan for the impacts of severe weather. The National Weather Services recognized Garland County and the City of Hot Springs as StormReady communities of 17 years during a ceremony at the Arkansas Emergency Management Conference, currently being held at the Hot Springs Convention Center from Wednesday, August 29th to Friday, August 31st, 2018. The National Weather Service presented Garland County Judge Rick Davis and Hot Springs Mayor Pat McCabe with renewal certificates at Horner Hall of the Hot Springs Convention Center. The National Weather Service in Little Rock will be presenting Garland County and the City of Hot Springs officials with StormReady renewal certificates that certify both communities as StormReady through 2021. 


Becoming StormReady is an important step in helping the residents of Arkansas prepare for the next dangerous weather event. "We can't do anything to prevent dangerous storms from happening, but we can work together as a team to prepare for dangerous weather and to communicate to everyone in harm's way as these storms approach. Garland County and the City of Hot  springs have a great relationship with the National Weather Service, and we are excited that their spirit of preparedness can be recognized for another three years," said Dennis Cavanaugh, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

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Judge Davis and Bobby KingFrom left: Garland County Judge Rick Davis and Garland County Department of Emergency Management Deputy Director Bobby King received StormReady certificates on behalf of Garland County.

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