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Grenada County wins StormReady designation

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The National Weather Service has certified Grenada County under its StormReady emergency preparedness program.

Alan Gerard, meteorologist in charge of the NWS office in Jackson, said Grenada is in a very active region for tornadoes, so the designation is an indication it is ready to handle a weather emergency.

In Mississippi, 26 counties, 17 communities, four state universities and five government/military sites have been designated as StormReady.

To earn the designation, candidates must have a 24-hour emergency operations center, multiple ways to receive severe weather warnings and forecasts and to alert the public and a system that monitors local weather conditions.

They also are required to promote public readiness and have a formal plan to deal with hazardous weather.

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