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Metcalfe 5th StormReady(R) county in 7-county CM area

Ceremony at Edmonton will commemorate the achievement as the 44th of Kentucky's 120 counties to achieve the designation. No universities or colleges in South Central Kentucky have yet achieved standing as StormReady University. -CM

Officials from the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Louisville will commemorate Metcalfe County in Kentucky as StormReady(R) County at 11amCT, Monday, March 15, 2010 ceremony, at the Metcalfe County Courthouse, 100 Stockton ST, Edmonton, KY.

Dignitaries who will be present include John Gordon, Meteorologist-in-Charge, along with Warning Coordination Meteorologist Joe Sullivan and StormReady Program Leader Erin Snavely from the Louisville National Weather Service office, who will present the StormReady(R) designation to Greg Wilson, Metcalfe County Judge Executive and Emory Kidd, Metcalfe County Emergency Management Agency Director.

Only two of the state's colleges and universities, the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky, are designated as StormReady(R) universities at present.

The county is the forty-fourth county to earn the designation in the Commonwealth and the 5th county in the area to receive the designation, joining Adair, Casey, Taylor and Russell Counties. Only Cumberland and Green Counties in the area have not been designated National Weather Service StormReady(R) Counties.

For more information, click on Storm Ready Counties in Kentucky

This story was posted on 2010-03-11 10:53:26
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