Washtenaw County Emergency Services http://wemu.org en Washtenaw County Emergency Officials Urge Severe Weather Preparedness http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-county-emergency-officials-urge-severe-weather-preparedness <p>Washtenaw County officials are urging residents to prepare for tornado season.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Benjamin Pinette is Washtenaw County's Emergency Planning Coordinator.<br /><br />"Severe convective weather is the number one hazard in Washtenaw County," Pinette says.&nbsp; "We do have a few different methods in place, specifically when a tornado warning's issued."<br /><br />Pinette says the county will sound its warning sirens and issue weather alerts on the radio during an emergency.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:42:19 +0000 Taylor Pinson 45136 at http://wemu.org Washtenaw County Emergency Officials Urge Severe Weather Preparedness Washtenaw County Emergency Services Ready For Severe Weather http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-county-emergency-services-ready-severe-weather <p>Severe weather season is here, and Washtenaw County Emergency Services is making sure the county is well prepared for any nasty weather.</p><p>Emergency Services Director Marc Breckenridge says Washtenaw County is better prepared than most Michigan counties.&nbsp; He says the county has around 400 trained SkyWarn severe weather spotters, and also works closely with area broadcasters to get the word out about severe weather.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 20:44:57 +0000 Bob Eccles 29710 at http://wemu.org Washtenaw County Emergency Services Ready For Severe Weather