EPWater, National Weather Service to join forces
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After decades of wrangling with severe weather in the El Paso area, El Paso Water and the National Weather Service want to work together.
EPWater staff members recently underwent “spotter” training to learn more about the types of severe weather seen across El Paso. This type of training raises safety awareness, said Emergency Management Specialist Mathew Taberski, who is a certified Skywarn for the National Weather Service and helped organize the collaboration.
“It’s about protecting life and property,” said Jason Laney, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the El Paso National Weather Service office. “A lot of times, we are not boots on the ground, and we are not the eyes and ears. We are training the public. I have got the radar and I see that rain coming down, but you guys are working mitigation and the response when there is flooding,”