Watseka, IL – Iroquois County has been officially declared “StormReady” by the National Weather Service (NWS), enhancing community safety with improved severe weather preparedness.
The NWS recognized the county’s diligent implementation of advanced warning and emergency operations, marking it as the 39th county in Illinois to receive this designation. This milestone reflects Iroquois County’s commitment to public safety and readiness to tackle severe weather challenges.
According to the Iroquois County Emergency Management Agency Coordinator, Scott Anderson, and the National Weather Service, the StormReady program not only prepares communities for extreme weather but also emphasizes the importance of public engagement through education and planning.
The official StormReady designation will be celebrated at a ceremony at the Iroquois County Courthouse, scheduled during the Severe Storm Preparedness Week in March, with the exact date to be announced.