City Recognized as StormReady by National Weather Service
Thanks to the diligent work of the Office of Emergency Management, the City of Coral Springs was recognized by the National Weather Service (NWS) for its proactive work in being StormReady. The City, which is only the fifth municipality in Broward County to attain such recognition, met the guidelines established by the NWS in partnership with federal, state, and local emergency management professionals.
This is a voluntary recognition program that is effective for three years. Some areas in which we are deemed StormReady include:
- An established 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center.
- The timeliness and effectiveness of hazardous weather warnings issued to the public by our City.
- The City has a system in place that monitors weather conditions locally.
- A developed hazardous weather plan, which training and emergency exercises.
Of the recognition, Emergency Manager Alexander Falcone credits Christine Mucci, Emergency Management Planner, as instrumental in obtaining the designation by the National Weather Service, saying, “Her hard work and follow through during the application process is the reason the City of Coral Springs was successful in achieving StormReady recognition.”
You will recognize the designation, with signs that say StormReady placed throughout the City. To learn more about how you can make your home safer in the event of weather emergencies, visit https://www.weather.gov/stormready/
Lynne Martzall, Writer/Media Relations Coordinator
Writer who specializes in highlighting issues, solutions and day-to-day operations of city-government.
A 20-year public relations professional, Lynne served as the Public Relations manager for the Broward Sheriff’s Office – the nation’s third largest public safety agency until 2013, where she managed crisis communication, media outreach and public safety campaign implementation. During her tenure she served as the editor for Signal 14 – quarterly full-color magazine for residents and employees.
In 2014, Lynne joined the Coral Springs Police Department serving as the social media coordinator. Read more >>>