First StormReady State Park in Northern Michigan - Interlochen

On October 1st, 2010...Interlochen State Park became the first park in Northern Michigan to be recognized as StormReady.   StormReady is a program started in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1999, which helps arm communities and facilities with the communication and safety skills needs to save lives and property - before and during the event.   StormReady helps local officials strengthen local safety programs and develop more comprehensive preparedness plans.  

StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.    To learn more about the StormReady program, please visit the national StormReady website:

Pictured below, the official ceremony to recognize Interlochen State Park as StormReady.   Congratulations to the staff of Interlochen State Park which worked hard over the past several months to make this recognition possible. 

StormReady ceremony for Interlochen State Park

From left to right in the picture, Meteorologist in Charge of the NWS Gaylord office Bruce Smith, DNR ranger John Griffin, and Warning Coordination Meteorologist from NWS Gaylord Jim Keysor.

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