Originally Posted by NDJollyMon
Great idea Radio! I haven't heard that type of warning around here...but would like to.
Call you local NWS office and ask for the warning co-ordiantor. Do this on a nice day so they have time to talk to you. Our office, Peachtree City Georgia, has been including towns/cities in the path of the storm for some time now and so have the Atlanta TV stations.
I spoke to our warning co-ordinator at a SkyWarn Training Class. I expalined to him that a state park was basicly a trailer park, in terms of people at risk. So if you had a good sized park with 100 occupied sites, 3.5 people per site thats 350 people in flimsy housing, then add in 500 or more day users and park personel.
I then suggested that folks from out of town staying in the park would not know the names of the county or surrounding towns, but would know the name of the park. So now, in most of Georgia, if a state park is in the path of severe weather it is called out by name on the SAME alert.
Sometimes, all you gotta do is ask.