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SPSU is Cobb County’s ‘StormReady’ partner

SPSU is Cobb County’s ‘StormReady’ partner

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Marietta, Ga. (Oct. 28, 2011) – SPSU has been recognized as a partner with Cobb County in a National Weather Service (NWS) initiative known as StormReady.

StormReady, which was launched in 1999, arms communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property before and during a severe weather event by helping community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs. As designated supporters, businesses, schools and other non-governmental entities promote the principles and guidelines of the program and incorporate them into their severe weather safety and awareness plans.

In order to be designated a StormReady partner, SPSU invited the NWS StormReady Advisory Board to conduct an on-site audit, which provided reports and advice and evaluated the effectiveness of the campus’ warning system and communications with the NWS and relevant community officials.

SPSU will host a Storm Spotter class for members of the campus community interested in learning how storms form and the visual cues that foretell them from 2-4 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 16 in Q-202. R.S.V.P. to jashman@spsu.edu to attend.

“Even with all the technology used by the National Weather Service to prepare severe weather warnings, storm spotters still give us the most complete picture of what’s really happening in and around severe storms. Storm spotters are the eyes and ears in the field,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

For more information, visit StormReady.

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