Calvin College in Grand Rapids Now StormReady

On Wednesday, March 27th, 2013, Calvin College in Grand Rapids was recognized as being a StormReady® College/University at a Calvin College Board of Trustees meeting.

Jim Maczko, NWS Grand Rapids Warning Coordination Meteorologist, presented a certificate, a road sign, and a letter to Calvin College President Michael Le Roy.

Calvin College is the seventh College/University 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, the StormReady® website at, or locally, the Grand Rapids, Michigan NOAA National Weather Service website at

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