WEATHER SPOTTERS WANTED: County seeking recruits
Cathy Broxon-Ball, director of Whitley County Environment Management and Homeland Security prepares for the 2012 annual weather spotter training session in the spotter’s room at the Whitley County Homeland Security office. Broxon-Ball calls out to anyone who would like to become a “weather spotter.”The 2012 annual weather spotter training will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Whitley County Government Center basement training room. The class is two hours long and free of charge. Door prizes are planned.Last year, 138 spotters were trained by the a member of the National Weather Service.Weather spotters include police, fire fighters, emergency management service responders, Boy Scouts and amateur radio operators – but it can include anyone who has a desire to watch the skies for threatening weather.For more information go to www.whitleygov.com.