LA VERGNE – On Saturday, the National Weather Service is holding a SKYWARN Spotter Training Class at La Vergne City Hall from 2-4 p.m. The class is free and open to the public.
La Vergne, a storm ready community, offers the class annually to residents.
To be considered storm ready, municipalities must have an emergency operations center, have a formal hazardous weather operations plan, and have other notification criteria in place.
“The primary goal of the spotter class in La Vergne is to provide important information to the people who make critical warning decisions,” Mayor Senna Mosley said. “Storm spotters are the eyes and ears for the National Weather Service in our community and throughout the nation. Whether you are 12 years old or 90 years old, you can report what you see to help keep people safe.”
As part of the spotter training class, people are taught what to look for as a storm approaches and how to prioritize weather events.
No advanced registration is necessary to participate in the class, which is open to all ages.
Immediately prior to the class, the Box 100 Rehab organization will hold an open house of its 31-foot trailer, REHAB 1.
This trailer has been serving emergency services workers in the city for more than five years and features an on-board, state of the art weather center, kitchen and break facilities for emergency workers and victims, and a multi-purpose area.
Box 100 volunteers will be available to answer questions about how the organization serves the City of La Vergne and its fire, police, and public works departments.