In the coming year, Franklin County EMA will be implementing an improved warning dissemination system. In advance of that implementation, the Agency would like a database which consists of all warning systems in place across the county. This summer project will compile a database of any outdoor areas in Franklin County that may have some sort of outdoor warning system. These areas may include golf courses, parks, arenas, schools, etc. The outdoor system may be for lightning detection, evacuation, etc. The duration of the project will involve initial work with the Warning Systems Program Manager and then switch over to the GIS Coordinator to plot the data in the FCEM&HS system.
The results of this research will be used to identify where additional warning systems need to be installed and analyze the effectiveness of FCEM&HS at combatting the biggest and 10th-biggest threat to the county. This project will be approached from the perspective of emergency management and social science and will draw on severe weather climatology for the county.