Heartland REACT is now recruiting new members to be trained as storm spotters for the 2014 storm season. Spokesman Derek Loeske says have two training sessions scheduled for those interested in joining the team.
Upcoming recruit training sessions will be conducted in two groups. The first is February 22 and March 1st and the second is March 18th and 20thth at the Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross office in Omaha.
Loeske says once trained members become part of the Skywarn Storm Spotters that serve Douglas and Sarpy County Emergency Management and local law enforcement agencies. Severe weather information and damage reports are passed on to those agencies and the National Weather Service as well as local news stations. Members also provide communication services during emergencies as requested by EMA offices as well as provide radio communication during walks, bike ride vents and parades. Those interested can log on to HeartlandReact.com.