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CANWARN Severe Weather Awareness and Preparedness Session Going Virtual

Due to overwhelming interest, CANWARN Severe Weather Awareness and Preparedness is returning virtually on Tuesday, May 4 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Registered attendees will view this event live from the comfort of their own homes.

Grey County is welcoming renowned storm spotter and meteorologist Gerald Cheng to host this year’s event. Specializing in warning preparedness with Environment & Climate Change Canada, Cheng has worked as a forecaster at the Storm Prediction Centre in both Ontario and Quebec, as well as working at the Weather Network for eight years as a briefing meteorologist.

This captivating presentation is sure to spark interest with Grey County residents. Grey County had record attendance at past in-person events. Organizers are hoping lightning will strike twice and the virtual event will allow for even more participation this year.

The event is forecasted to provide vital information about different types of severe weather, what to watch for in the sky, what weather info to report on Twitter (#ONStorm), and most importantly, how to stay safe when faced with severe weather conditions. CANWARN started as a volunteer weather spotter program but has evolved into an effort to raise awareness of hazardous weather and increase community preparedness.

Don’t let this be a ‘mist’ opportunity. Registration is open now for this free event. Sign up online through  Advanced registration is required as space is limited to the first 500 registrants.

The CANWARN Severe Weather Awareness and Preparedness Session is in partnership with the City of Owen Sound, the Town of the Blue Mountains,  the Township of Georgian Bluffs, and the Municipality of Grey Highlands.


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For media inquiries contact Rob Hatten, Communications Manager, at rob.hatten [at] (rob[dot]hatten[at]grey[dot]ca) or 519-372-0219 ext.1235 or 519-373-1592.

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