For Immediate Release Editor's Note: The program's name is StormReady® (one word)
The Infinity Fields operated by Five Diamonds Inc. baseball complex in Waukesha has earned their StormReady® Supporter designation!
At 10:00 A.M. CDT, Monday, April 29, 2013, in a brief, public ceremony, the National Weather Service presented Infinity Fields operated by Five Diamonds officials a StormReady® Supporter information sign and certificate for their accomplishment.
Inifinty Fields opeated by Five Diamonds officials earned their recognition during the 2012-13 winter season. This designation is valid as long as they meet the established guidelines. In doing so, they become the 10th entity in Wisconsin to become a StormReady® Supporter, and the 3rd Wisconsin sport-orientated entity.
Below are 3 pictures taken at the Infinity Fields-Five Diamonds baseball complex. The picture on the far left is a frame capture taken from a tape generated by WTMJ-4 Milwaukee's meteorologist Jesse Ritka who attended the public ceremony. From right to left: Brad Henes, Greg Beatty and Tom Kelenic of Five Diamonds, and Rusty Kapela, National Weather Service. The picture in the middle was taken from 1st-base on Field #1. The picture on the right is of the entire complex - taken through a display case on an exterior wall of the concession building. Click on image for larger version.
StormReady® is a national community preparedness program that uses a grassroots approach to help communities develop plans to handle all types of severe weather. In general, a community or entity must possess a solid communication network, and provide verification of its multi-hazard emergency operations plan. Specifically, in order to become StormReady®, the community or entity must:
StormReady® Supporter criteria are similar but not as strict as the criteria a community must satisfy.
Nationally, as of April 25, 2013, there were there were 2065 StormReady® Sites in 50 states, Puerto Rico & Guam:
Here is a link that shows a national map of these StormReady® sites (it does not include StormReady Supporters sites): http://www.stormready.noaa.gov/communities.htm. Click on Wisconsin to obtain more Wisconsin details.
Additonal preparedness information can be found at this site: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mkx/?n=preparedness
The National Weather Service would appreciate news coverage of Infinity Fields operated by Five Diamonds' StormReady® Supporter designation to increase the public's awareness of the program.