EAA is StormReady Supporter



The Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, WI, has been recognized as a StormReady Supporter by the National Weather Service (NWS).  NWS Green Bay meteorologist-in-charge Gary Austin presented a plaque honoring the organization during a ceremony at EAA AirVenture on July 27, 2011.

To achieve this recognition, the EAA worked with the NWS Green Bay office and WInnebago County emergency management to ensure severe weather safety procedures and methods to communicate weather information were in place.  These procedures ensure visitors are able to receive severe weather information and have weather safety information whenever they visit AirVenture.  In addition, the organization actively promoted severe weather safety through awareness activities and security staff attended storm spotter training classes, all in an effort to better protect guests.

“StormReady encourages communities and organizations to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations and public awareness," said Jeff Last, warning coordination meteorologist at the Green Bay NWS forecast office. “StormReady Supporters, like EAA, establish severe weather safety plans and actively take part in and promote severe weather safety awareness activities.”

StormReady presentation at EAA AirVenture.

 

 

NWS Green Bay's Gary Austin (center) presents a StormReady Supporter plaque to EAA chief financial officer Brian Wierzbinski.

 

 

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