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Pike County Pennsylvania becomes a National Weather Service StormReady County

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PIKE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)-  Pike County is being recognized by the National Weather Service as a storm ready county.

StormReady counties have made a strong commitment to implement what is needed to save lives and protect property when severe weather strikes.

The StormReady program helps community leaders and residents better prepare for hazardous weather and flooding.

David J. Nicosia, Warning Coordination Meteorologist of the National Weather Service forecast office in Binghamton, N.Y presented county officials with a certificate and a special StormReady® sign at the Pike County Commissioner’s Meeting on Wednesday morning.

“This is a very important designation for Pike County due to its history of severe weather, and floods” said Nicosia.

We are proud of the hard work that our Emergency Services staff has done to increase our preparedness to better deal with what Mother Nature throws our way” said Timothy Knapp, Director of Pike County Emergency Management. “Pike County has seen severe floods, tornadoes and winter storms in over the last decade and our close partnership with the National Weather Service and the StormReady program have been critical for saving lives and livelihoods” Knapp added.

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