The Gwinnett County Office of Emergency Managment has opened up registration for a free program designed to help residents identify and report dangerous weather.
Gwinnett Emergency Management Director Greg Swanson said the 'storm spotters' class is set for May 1, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center auditorium at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.
"The class will be taught by the National Weather Service and will help residents be the ‘eyes and ears’ of the NWS for severe weather in the area," Swanson said. "This informative class will focus on how to spot dangerous weather, particularly tornadoes and severe thunderstorm conditions. Participants will learn what a severe storm is, the structure of a severe storm, how it develops and how to inform the NWS of severe weather."
While Swanson said the idea is to train weather spotters, the class is also open to residents who just want to learn how storms work and how to identify severe storms for their own information.
EMA officials ask that interested residents pre-register for the class by calling 770-513-5600 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.