New StormReady Supporter

                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
NOAA’s National Weather Service Declares
KJCT Television a StormReady Supporter
 
            Officials from NOAA's National Weather Service have recognized KJCT Television in Grand Junction as a StormReady® Supporter. 
 
            "The StormReady Supporter program encourages businesses, schools, media outlets and other organizations to establish severe weather safety plans, and actively participate and promote related safety awareness activities," said Doug Crowley, meteorologist in charge of the Grand Junction National Weather Service office. "These supporters are part of the StormReady program, which arms communities with improved communication and safety measures needed to save lives and property.”
 
            The StormReady program uses a grassroots approach to help communities develop plans to protect residents from winter storms, severe thunderstorms, and flooding. The program is voluntary and provides communities with clear-cut advice through a partnership between the local National Weather Service office and state, county and local emergency managers.  StormReady started in 1999 with seven communities in the Tulsa, Okla., area. There are now more than 1,070 StormReady communities throughout the United States.   Colorado has 15 StormReady counties and 10 StormReady communities, and now KJCT TV in Grand Junction is a StormReady Supporter, the first StormReady Supporter in Colorado.
 
Doug Crowley will present a StormReady Supporter certificate to KJCT TV staff members at 10 AM MST, on February 3, 2012, in a ceremony at the KJCT TV station.
 
StormReady Supporters are local entities, such as businesses, hospitals, malls, schools, broadcast and print media, county extension agencies, etc., that promote the principles and guidelines of the StormReady program through severe weather safety and awareness plans. An entity may be eligible as a StormReady Supporter based on the bylaws of the local NOAA Weather Service StormReady Advisory Board and the endorsement from local emergency management. Final StormReady Support designation is made by the local StormReady Advisory Board. Successful applicants receive StormReady Supporter Certificates and are listed on the National Weather Service StormReady web page. Officials of entities interested in becoming StormReady Supporters should contact the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at their local NOAA Weather Service Forecast Office for further information about the program.
 
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StormReady program information:  http://www.stormready.noaa.gov
 

StormReady® is a registered trademark used by the National Weather Service.

Contact:  Jim Pringle  (970) 243-7007 x726 



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