On Saturday, September 22nd, 2012, Michigan State University was recognized as being a StormReady® University at a Michigan State University Police Department awards ceremony.
Jim Maczko, NWS Grand Rapids Warning Coordination Meteorologist, and Nathan Jeruzal, StormReady® Program Leader, presented a certificate, road signs, and a letter to Chief James Dunlap, and Inspector Penny Fischer of the MSU Emergency Management Unit at the ceremony.
Michigan State University is the eleventh StormReady® University in Michigan and the largest University in the state to be recognized as StormReady®.
In the picture above from left to right are: Jim Maczko, NWS Grand Rapids Warning Coordination Meteorologist; Chief James Dunlap, Michigan State University Police Department; Nathan Jeruzal, NWS Grand Rapids StormReady Program Leader; Inspector Penny Fischer, Michigan State University Police Department
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.