Broward Invests in Weather Alerts
System offers notice of hazards to schools.
The Broward County, Fla., district last week agreed to outfit all of its schools with a specialized weather-notification service that promises to give officials notice within minutes of potential lightning strikes or other hazardous conditions.
The 275,000-student district is partnering with WeatherBug, a Germantown, Md.-based company that has 8,000 weather-tracking stations across the nation, many of them at schools. WeatherBug also has 1,000 weather cameras, generally stationed at schools and public-safety buildings, and says that gives it the largest exclusive weather...
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