Region 26 Emergency Management informs public how to be weather aware and prepared

DUNNING, Neb. (KNOP) - Being weather aware. That was the message Region 26 Emergency Management and the National Weather Service were spreading Friday night.

It was the third annual Weather Symposium held at Sandhills Public School. Several booths were set up from agencies like the National Weather Service and The Nebraska State Patrol. Many booths were giving out information to the public on how to stay safe during extreme weather.

Alma Balund is with Region 26 Emergency Management and said preparedness is key.

"With the storms we have around here and just having people know, what can come their way and how fast it can come and they need to be prepared, they need to know what can happen how they can prepare themselves for it, in the event that it does happen, they'd be ready to go," said Baland.

In addition to learning about being safe during weather events, the Nebraska State Patrol was conducting seat belt safety demonstrations, showing the public how a seat belt holds you back in a car crash. The next weather symposium will be held next March.