NWS Declares Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport "Storm Ready"

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SPRINGFIELD- November 17th's storms just go to show that anytime is the time to be prepared for severe weather. Officials from the National Weather Service in Lincoln will declare the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield "Storm Ready." The ceremony was going to take place Tuesday, November 19th at five in the evening; but it has been postponed due to the extensive storm damage surveys that still need to be done by the National Weather Service over the next several days. The Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport will be declared "Storm Ready" during the next Springfield Airport Authority Board Meeting, which falls on Tuesday, December 17th at five in the evening. 

What exactly does it mean to be "Storm Ready?" Storm Ready is a program that was started in 1999 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The program arms America's communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property before and during the event. Storm Ready helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs. Storm Ready communities are better prepared to save lives from the out lashings of severe weather through advanced planning, education, and awareness. No community is storm proof, but "Storm Ready" can help communities save lives.

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