Xavier becomes first StormReady® University in Ohio
On July 22, Xavier University became the first school to earn the National Weather Service StormReady® University recognition in the state of Ohio. In order to become StormReady®, Xavier University developed plans for severe weather, installed weather radios, and ensured that forecast products from the Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Wilmington, Ohio could be received and disseminated throughout the campus to students, faculty, and staff via several different methods. Over the past year, the university has participated in SkyWarn™ spotter training, safety talks, and a tornado drill on campus. In addition, both a 24-hour warning point and an emergency operations center were setup at the Xavier Police Department. In earning this recognition, Xavier University now plans to continue these activities on an annual basis. A StormReady® recognition ceremony will be held in the months to come to recognize Xavier University for their outstanding efforts in developing plans for hazardous weather.
Aside from universities, there are several different localities that can
participate in the National Weather Service StormReady® program. These include counties, communities, commercial sites, indian nations, military establishments, schools, outdoor venues, and government sites.
For more information on becoming StormReady®, visit: www.weather.gov/stormready
StormReady® applications can be found at: www.stormready.noaa.gov/apply.htm
To view a map of StormReady® locations in your state visit: Indiana,
Kentucky, and Ohio