Pictured above from left to right are: Nathan Jeruzal, StormReady® Program Leader NWS Grand Rapids; Jody Johnston, Holland State Park Unit Supervisor; Erik Bailey, Holland State Park Parks and Recreation Officer. Photo by James Maczko.
On Monday, October 28th, 2013, Holland State Park was recognized as being StormReady® at a ceremony at the Park.
Jim Maczko, NWS Grand Rapids Warning Coordination Meteorologist, and Nathan Jeruzal, StormReady Program Leader, presented a certificate and a letter to Jody Johnston and Erik Bailey from Holland State Park, to officially recognize them 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.