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Colbert Co. hosts NWS storm spotters class

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More than 30 community members and leaders took part in Colbert County's yearly storm spotters class. More than 30 community members and leaders took part in Colbert County's yearly storm spotters class.
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COLBERT COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The spring severe weather season is upon us, and some are taking the extra steps to learn more about storms and how they affect our area.

The National Weather Service's storm spotter class made its way to Colbert County, sending dozens of people back into the community more prepared and ready for this severe weather season.

"I want to be able to help others and keep others informed on what to do when severe weather happens," said storm spotter, Donna Batten.

Batten and more than 30 community members and leaders took part in Colbert County's yearly storm spotters class.

Taught by officials with the NWS, the class offers background information on the NWS and teaches basic identifying factors on a variety of storms.

Officials also discuss safety, preparedness, and how to report storm sighting and damage.

"The biggest thing for the National Weather Service is we can't successfully do our job alone. We rely very heavily on trained spotters, amateur radio operators, the media, first responders - all working together to make sure we can get the right information to the public," said David Nadler with NWS.

Colbert County will be hosting a storm spotters class for the hearing impaired and special needs on Tuesday.

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