On August 11th, NWS Omaha/Valley had the honor of recognizing the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL) as a StormReady University. To achieve a StormReady designation from the National Weather Service, a community, county or university must achieve certain guidelines which include having a 24 hour warning alert system, systems to receive and transmit NWS warnings, and various ways to monitor hydro-meteorological data.
Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Brian Smith presents the StormReady Certificate to UNL Police Chief Owen Yardley.
Present at the ceremony ( from L to R) were Lincoln/Lancaster County Assistant Emergency Manager, Mark Hoskings, NWS Omaha/Valley Warning Coordination Meteorologist Brian Smith, and UNL Police Chief Owen Yardley. Photos by UNL Emergency Manager, Mark Robertson.