(KSL News) -- Tooele County has been named Utah's first Storm-Ready location.
The National Weather Service today commended the county for efforts in enhancing its hazardous weather operations.
Among other things to earn the title, the county had to implement an Emergency Alert System warning the public of severe weather, using radio and TV alerts.
But county leaders say meeting these requirements wasn't too hard since a lot of them were already in place.
Gene White, Tooele County Commissioner: "We believe part of it is because of our readiness with our incineratig in the south has given us the opportunity to have equipment that would maybe otherwise not be available to other counties in the state."
The Storm-Ready certification lasts for the next three years.