Thursday, April 16, 2015
The severe storms and deadly tornado that struck the Fairdale and Rochelle area on Thursday, April 9, 2015 is a reminder of the danger severe weather poses to our community. Would you like to have a better understanding of what you see when you look outside as storms approach? The City of West Chicago, the West Chicago Public Library, and the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management will present the National Weather Service’s Basic Weather Spotter Course on Thursday April 16, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the West Chicago Public Library, 118 W. Washington Street.
The Basic Weather Spotter Course teaches the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, weather features to look for and where to find them. Participants also learn what, when and how to report information. There is no cost for this course, however, class size is limited to 50 people and those interested must register at http://westchicago.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=3780&lib=.
As a reminder, there are still open seats for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course which begins on April 14, 2015. The CERT course will teach the skills needed in times of disaster. The training is free, but registration is required. For further information on the CERT training please contact Sgt. Chris Woodill at CWoodill@westchicago.org .