National Weather Service certifies TU ‘StormReady’

University awarded for excellence in severe weather preparation and response

TOWSON, Md. (Jan. 31, 2011)—Staff from the National Weather Service and the Baltimore County Office of Emergency Management will present Towson University with its StormReady Supporter certification at a ceremony held in the Minnegan Room of Unitas Stadium on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m.

StormReady logoThe presentation ceremony will include remarks by TU Police Chief Bernie Gerst; Cpl. Joe Gregory of TU's Office of Emergency Preparedness; Lt. Mark Demski of the Baltimore County Office of Emergency Management; and Chris Strong of the National Weather Service.

To earn its certification as a StormReady Supporter, TU demonstrated capability in storm preparation planning, education and awareness. Specific qualifications include establishing a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center; creating a system to monitor local weather conditions; and developing a formal hazardous weather plan.

Visit TU's emergency preparedness website for more information on the university's weather-related emergency plan. Students, faculty and staff may also sign up for TU's emergency text message notification system to receive weather-related alerts for the campus.






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