NWS La Crosse recognizes Vernon County as 'StormReady' – WXOW.com

Weekend Meteorologist / Reporter
Vernon County receives a lot of severe weather, from tornadoes, flooding, and snow.
Viroqua, Wis. (WXOW) – Vernon County receives a lot of severe weather, from tornadoes, flooding, and snow.
The National Weather Service recognized Vernon County as “StormReady” at the Vernon County Courthouse as part of their county board meeting on Wednesday.
“It sets guidelines and recognizes communities or counties that meet certain criteria like how to communicate with the National Weather Service, how well they monitor weather conditions in their area, whether they have enough ways to notify people when there are warnings in effect or severe weather, and whether they have a severe weather action plan,” said NWS La Crosse Meteorologist In Charge Todd Shea. 
“We try and be as proactive as we can with severe weather, just storms in general, even the winter weather we’re seeing today,” said Vernon County Emergency Management Director Brandon Larson.  
Larson said he took a poll of communities and villages across Vernon County to see what they had in place already, including schools and some of the daycares, and they were prepared.    
You can find more information on how to apply for recognition as “StormReady” here
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