Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek now StormReady®

 

Left to right: Mark Olmstead, Manager of Facilities and Safety; Nathan Jeruzal, NWS Grand Rapids StormReady Program Leader; John DiPierro, Director of Public Safety; Harold West, Chief of Police (Photo Courtesy of Eric Greene)

Left to right: Nathan Jeruzal, NWS Grand Rapids StormReady Program Leader; Dennis Bona, Keollogg Community College President (Photo Courtesy of Eric Greene)

On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014, Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek was recognized as being a StormReady® Community at a Kellogg Community College Board of Trustees meeting.

Nathan Jeruzal, NWS Grand Rapids Meteorologist/StormReady® Program Leader, presented a certificate and a letter to Kellogg Community College President Dennis Bona.

Kellogg Community College is the first Community College in Michigan to be recognized as StormReady®.

StormReady® is a program in which NWS officials work with different types of communities (including cities, counties, universities, State Parks, hospitals, etc...) in making sure that procedures during hazardous weather situations will help to protect the citizens of the communities. A communty is designated as StormReady® once the NWS evaluates an application that is submitted by a community, and confirms the procedures on the application meet the standards set forth by the NWS for the size of the community.

For more information about StormReady®, and other NOAA National Weather Service programs, please visit the NOAA National Weather Service website at www.weather.gov, the StormReady® website at www.stormready.noaa.gov, or locally, the Grand Rapids, Michigan NOAA National Weather Service website at http://www.weather.gov/grandrapids.



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