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The City of Evanston’s Office of Emergency Preparedness announces severe weather spotter training classes will be held on Wednesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, Parasol Room, fourth floor, 2100 Ride Ave. The free training is open to the public and will be provided by the National Weather Service.

Become part of your community’s early detection system. These sessions are most appropriate for individuals who work in public safety (emergency management, police, fire), public works, schools, hospitals, nursing homes and day care facilities, but anyone who is interested can attend.

Attendees will learn to become an integral part of a community’s front line, early weather warning system. Learn why we need spotters, severe weather terminology, what to report and severe weather safety. Attendees will also learn about super cells, land spouts, night spotting and more.

No registration is necessary. For more information, call 847/866-2999 or e-mail