Article Out Loud - Weathering the Unknown: Inside Grant County Emergency Management

By Tara Goode, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, January 24, 2024.

When threatening weather approaches, communities must make tough decisions. Grant County, Minnesota, is building on its lessons learned to better prepare for future severe storms.

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Tara Leigh Goode
Tara Leigh Goode, vice president for strategic partnerships and radar operations at Climavision, is a public service and weather technology veteran with almost 20 years of experience across both sectors. At the start of her career, she spent nearly a decade in public service, where much of her time involved preparing for and responding to severe weather events on both sides of the country, with populations ranging from 30 thousand to over 1 million. In a public service capacity, she oversaw grant writing efforts, helping to secure over $36 million in funding for critical infrastructure and community projects. For the past decade, she has worked on the leading edge of weather and energy technologies, helping to support sensor networks in over 90 countries. Goode helped launch Climavision, a weather technology start-up on a mission to close critical low-level and surveillance gaps in weather observation to expand weather data access and protect people and property. She has an MSIR in International Relations and a BA in English/Creative Writing with a minor in Education.

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