Participants are eligible to become volunteer storm spotters and assist Emergency Services and the National Weather Service by reporting potentially hazardous weather events.
The Navy’s live bombing runs at Pinecastle this week are scheduled for 10 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, and noon to midnight into the weekend.
Flagler County Assist REACT started in the days when CB radios were the surest means of communications during emergencies, and has adapted in the age of cell phones to new roles and responsibilities.
The heavy rainfalls of the last 48 hours in Flagler County, with more expected before rain tapers off during the weekend, ease drought conditions that have persisted over the region, and lower fire dangers. Rainfall totals broken down from across the county are included.
Rainfall amounts for the year in Flagler County still remain near normal even though it has been dry this past month, according to ECO’s Bob Pickering, while NOAA recaps an active hurricane season with 19 named storms, 10 of them hurricanes.
Free seats are still available for Basic and Advanced SKYWARN classes to be conducted in Flagler County by the National Weather Service on Nov. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Bob Pickering, for 17 years a technician in Flagler County’s Emergency Management, won the national award from the National Weather Association for bridging weather forecasting with public safety.