Local Emergency Responders Ready for Severe Weather

By Alan Van Zandt | avanzandt@kq2.com

Published 06/03 2014 05:49PM

Updated 06/03 2014 06:51PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Local emergency management personnel are ready to go into action Tuesday night at the first signs of severe weather.

St. Joseph's Emergency Manager George Albert has spent his afternoon talking with the National Weather Service checking the radar and watching storms to the north in Nebraska.

Albert says preparation is the key along with having a plan should severe weather strike.

"If it actually hit us, we'll have our responders going out," Albert said. "Police will go and set up in a couple locations to observe the storm. If we have a tornado watch, the county will send out storm spotters to watch and keep aware of straight line winds. Radar can't pick them up so they'll watch those a little better for us.

Albert said technology has made preparations and advance warnings much easier.

Many people now have apps on their phones that show radars and any kind of severe weather warning information.

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