Lancaster County has achieved StormReady recognition, awarded by the National Weather Service.  This certification requires triannual review of Lancaster County’s level of preparedness for responding to weather emergencies.  Factors evaluated in the recognition process include: communication and warning, weather monitoring, community preparedness, and administrative oversight. The County is also evaluated on its coordination with the local weather field office (NWS Wakefield) and requires visits by County staff to the NWS office, and NWS staff to the County. Lancaster County has maintained continuous StormReady recognition since 2009.

Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

In 2014, Lancaster County Emergency Services became a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador.  This program, established by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, recognizes partners across the nation who take the lead by setting the example in preparedness, promote key messages in outreach activities, promote preparedness and resiliency, and share success stories.  As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, Lancaster County Emergency Services has demonstrated its commitment to partnering with other levels of government, neighboring jurisdictions and community organizations to strengthen the resiliency of our community.