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County Weather Spotter Training
Weather Spotter training
will be held March 22nd, 2017 in Vernon Hills. If you
haven't attended a session in the past few years, now is
a good time to review.
CHSD #128 District Office
Parkway, Suite #104, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 ()
Vernon Hills High School Auditorium,
145 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 ()
Tornado and Severe Storms Seminar
April 8th, 2017
The date for the 2017 Tornado and Severe
Storms Seminar at Fermilab will be Saturday April 8th.
There will be one session starting at noon. They are
NOT going to issue tickets this year. Seating will be
first come, first served and the overflow will go
into the atrium.
2016 Severe Weather Seminar
Have you Renewed your
that time of year again. Dues are due, and a signed
updated membership form must be submitted. More detailed
information on renewing your membership can be found on
our Member Services page here.
For current members, a
2017 membership form was mailed to members in November.
Support Lake County
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always use additional funds to support our projects.
Our support page is located
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Congratulations to our Skywarn Team
Congratulations to our
RACES Skywarn team at
lakecountyskywarn.org who have been named to the
Weather Ready Nation Ambassador program.
Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort
to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving
the nation's readiness against extreme weather, water,
and climate events.
For more information
about the Weather Ready Ambassador program, look here.
Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Frequently Asked
a Weather Radio
According to our EC Don K9DRW,
if you don't have a weather radio, you REALLY
should buy one.
Read the article
Reprinted from November 2008 Public
Safety Communications with permission of
APCO International. For membership and
subscription information, visit http://www.apcointl.org.
Consider another use. Use it
to search out old user manuals,
documentation, or spec sheets. Just go to:
add the URL of the site you are looking for.
How cool is that!!
Anyone serious about Emergency Support
should have a go-kit, or maybe more than one. It may be
something you keep in the car or something mostly packed
and ready to go at home. Even if you don't have one, you
should think about what you might need to have in case
of an emergency.
This is a presentation that Dan O'Connor, KE7HLR made at EMCOMMWEST in 2008. It's a
rather large PDF file (about 3Meg). If you don't have a
high speed connection, I suggest downloading it, and
reading it off line. It's great 'food for thought' and
well worth the read. I found myself mentally comparing
Dan's ideas to what I have assembled and thinking about
what I might want to add.
PERSONAL GO-KIT FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
SDR Radios - K9BR
Monday - Feb 13th
Monday - Feb 20th
Emergency Management Agency
Alert Lake County
Lake County Transportation
Lake County Passage