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Trent Pittman and Chairman Ed Eilert

BOCC proclaims September as National Preparedness Month

Today the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month. Assistant Director, Community Preparedness Trent Pittman accepted the proclamation and offered the following 2017 severe weather statistics — it has already been an extremely busy year for severe weather in JoCo!

  • 9 Flash Flood Warnings
  • 1 Flash Flood Emergency
  • 32 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings
  • 10 days under a severe thunder storm or tornado watch
  • Two 85 mph wind events
  • Baseball-sized hail March 6 and May 18
  • An EF0 tornado in Leawood March 6
  • Record flooding July 27 and Aug. 22

You can prepare for severe weather by connecting with multiple ways of receiving emergency alerts, including signing up at NotifyJoCo.org, making a plan to connect with loved ones in an emergency event in case cell networks are down and gather at least 72 hours of food, water and entertainment supplies. Visit JoCo72.org for additional preparedness tips.