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Howard County’s Office of Emergency Management offers first NWS flood class

March 14, 2016

Media Contacts:
Deidre McCabe, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
Ryan Miller, Director, Office of Emergency Management, 410-313-6030

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman, Howard County’s Office of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service (NWS) will present the first SKYWARN® Flood Class offered in Howard County on Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. Taught by a NWS meteorologist, the class provides in-depth knowledge on flooding, especially related to Howard County, and instruction as to how to report flooding to the NWS.

Members of the County’s Department of Fire and Rescue Services Swiftwater Rescue Team also will be on hand to answer questions and showcase emergency rescue equipment.

SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained weather spotters who help keep local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the NWS.

Who:
Allan H. Kittleman, Howard County Executive
Dr. Louis W. Uccellini, Director, National Weather Service
Howard County’s Office of Emergency Management

What:
SKYWARN® Flood Class

Where:
George Howard Building, Banneker Room
3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City

When:
Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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