Emergency Management partners with Dunes CDD to install weather-monitoring station
July 10, 2019 – Flagler County has a new hurricane resistant weather-monitoring station thanks to a partnership between Emergency Management and the Dunes Community Development District.
“The result of this partnership is that we now have a WeatherSTEM monitoring station on the highest point of the Hammock Dunes Bridge,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “It will provide the necessary information about wind speed and other weather conditions that factor into our critical decision making, such as when to close the bridge during a tropical storm or hurricane.”
WeatherSTEM will allow Emergency Management to monitor live, local weather conditions in and around east-central Flagler County, such as lightning alerts, barometric readings, rainfall rates, and temperature readings in addition to wind speed. It will also provide video of approaching weather systems.
The Hammock Dunes Bridge location houses the fifth such station within Flagler County, with the other four located at public schools. Weather information from all five WeatherSTEM stations is available at Flagler.WeatherStem.com.