After four years, the National Weather Service’s big festival is returning. On Saturday, March 23, you can learn how the National Weather Service provides forecasts and warnings to keep us warned about all types of weather hazards. This year they’ll be highlighting flooding, including flood safety and flood preparedness.
Barry Goldsmith, NWS Brownsville, “The reason we have these is to connect what we do to the community that we serve. When you hear a warning on the radio or television that warning comes from us. Hurricanes, tornadoes, hailstorms, people don’t know who we are and where we’re from. This is an opportunity for them to come out and meet our staff and also make a partners template with us to help keep you safe.”
In addition to the flood safety/preparedness, people in public safety roles who are in the front lines protecting us from harm during severe weather will be in attendance. The weather festival will also include weather balloon releases, weather games, activities and door prizes.
The festival will take place at the National Weather Service in Brownsville from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.