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Great news!  On September 13, 2013, Grand Traverse County achieved StormReady® recognition.  Through this program, our County has been recognized as better prepared to save lives from the onset of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness.  
"On behalf of the National Weather Service Gaylord and the StormReady® Advisory Board, I would like to congratulate you on Grand Traverse County's StormReady® recognition.  This success is clearly a result of your vision, leadership, hard work and commitment to the citizens of of Grand Traverse County.  The Citizens of your community should take great pride in having achieved this recognition."  ~Bruce Smith, NWSFO Gaylord, MI.  
  Read more about StormReady®  from NOAA.


Grand Traverse County is NOW using CodeRed®. Find out more about how to stay better informed on emergencies in our area!




*Community Reminder*

During a major emergency, WTCM 103.5/93.5 FM and 580 AM are the designated Emergency Alert System representatives for North West Michigan including all of Grand Traverse County and the City of Traverse City. 

If there is a major emergency, or a Local State of Emergency is declared, important information will be provided by tuning radios to 103.5/93.5 FM or 580 AM.