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Bossier Parish Central Library is now "weather-ready"

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Ready to help you learn about severe weather: The Bossier Parish Central Library. Ready to help you learn about severe weather: The Bossier Parish Central Library.
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - The Bossier Parish Central Library is now a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador.

A visit to the library generally wouldn't scare anyone, but something that many people are afraid of is severe weather.

Bill Parker is the warning coordinator for the National Weather Service Shreveport Office, and he recently declared the Bossier Parish Central Library as the area's first Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador. "An ambassador is someone who partners with the NWS to help us achieve our goal of protecting life and property of the community that we serve."

The library will now serve as a hub for people to come and be trained and educated on severe weather, severe weather preparedness, and severe weather safety. Dianne Bundy works for the library, and says she is excited about the opportunity to give back and even help protect the community. "Just being in institution that's willing to say, 'Come here. We'll help you. We'll get you to the place you need to be.' It's important to us, and our mission.

"The process of becoming an ambassador is easy. You just go online, and open your doors to the public to come learn about severe weather. 

Reshaun White, a 14-year-old Bossier High School Freshman, is has a basic knowledge of weather and thinks it's important to educate others about it. "A lot of people, during tornado season die because they're not prepared. They don't know what to look for, or to tell when or how strong of a tornado might hit."

Click here to learn more about Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors.

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