“They in turn give that information to the Emergency Management, and we in turn use it to make notifications and notify NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) as to what's occurring here in the county and city,” Wells said.
The national program offers training to counties across the state.
“This is one of the national programs that has not been cut due to budgetary issues in Washington,” Wells said. “So that can kind of let you know how important government at all levels sees this program.”
For more information about storm spotter training, go to www.skywarn.org. For information about severe weather and the National Weather Service, visit the Fort Worth Forecast Office’s website at www.weather.gov/fortworth.