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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania has been recognized as StormReady

On Wednesday, July 18th, 2007, at a Luzerne County Commissioner’s meeting Luzerne County was formally recognized as a StormReady County by NOAA’s National Weather Service Binghamton, NY. This is a very important accomplishment for Luzerne County. In the past 3 years, there have been 3 major river floods on the Susquehanna River in Luzerne County, numerous flash floods, and a rare December tornado outbreak. There also has been one major ice storm and several major snowstorms. Luzerne County joins 36 other counties in Pennsylvania and over 1200 counties and communities nationwide that have achieved StormReady.

Photo of the event.
National Weather Service, Binghamton NY Warning Coordination Meteorologist, David Nicosia (left), Luzerne County Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Bekanich (center) and Luzerne County Director of Public Safety, Allen Pugh (right).

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