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Being 'Storm Ready' is a well-kept local secret


Last updated 9/19/2019 at 9:37am

You may have noticed the signs. In Medical Lake, it’s on the side of City Hall.

In Cheney, it’s a bit more fleeting — a white sign posted below the yellow stoplight sign next to the southbound lane of State Route 904 north of Betz Road.

“Are you Storm Ready?” the sign asks in small letters, and seemingly answers with larger letter above “Storm Ready Community.”

So what does this mean?

“It’s ensuring that counties, communities and cities have a 24/7 point of contact so that the National Weather Service can interact with residents during hazardous weather events,” NWS warn...

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