Eyes on the skies

Drew Butler

Editor’s note: Carter County Emergency Management confirmed on Thursday that the Ardmore event has been canceled. The National Weather Service in Norman will still hold online Skywarn Storm Spotter classes and says eventsmay be replaced with webinars.

With spring storm season rapidly approaching, several local emergency management agencies are coming together at the Ardmore Convention Center to host the annual Severe Weather Awareness and Disaster preparedness day. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 14.

Carter County Emergency Management Director Paul Tucker said all of the various agencies will be handing out information about their services, and the National Weather Service will be there providing a storm spotter training presentation at 10 a.m.

“All of the emergency agencies in this district, which includes Garvin, Murray, Carter and Love Counties, will be there along with the City of Ardmore’s Emergency Management Department,” Tucker said. “We’ll also have the Red Cross, the Health Department and several others as well.

Tucker went on to provide a bit of information about the storm spotter presentation.

“The National Weather Service will be here and they’ll give a presentation for people who are interested in learning more about the weather in the area,” Tucker said. “The presentation will also teach people what they are looking at when they are looking at the different kind of clouds.”