Butler County Emergency Management recognized as StormReady

L-R: Supervisor Tom Heidenwirth, Meteorologist Kelsey Angle, EMA Coordinator Mitch Nordmeyer, Supervisor Greg Barnett and Sheriff Jason Johnson. (Bethany Carson photo.)

Butler County Emergency Management was recognized as StormReady last week by the National Weather Service, becoming only the 28th county out of Iowa’s 99 counties to receive this designation.

     “We’re here to recognize Butler County and the great work Mitch [Nordmeyer] is doing,” said Kelsey Angle, National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist, at the county supervisors’ meeting December 19.

     County supervisor Tom Heidenwirth said it’s great to see Butler County recognized as StormReady.

     To be designated StormReady, an organization must have access to a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center, monitor local weather conditions, have more than one way to receive severe weather forecasts and warnings and alert the public, develop a hazardous weather plan, hold emergency exercises, and promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars.


Read more in the December 21 edition of the STAR and Tribune.