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WKU Named Stormready University by NWS

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (3/21/13) – Since there is no way to stop severe weather, being ready for it is key.

That preparation has resulted in Western Kentucky University being designated a StormReady® University by the NOAA National Weather Service Forecast Office in Louisville. John Gordon, meteorologist in charge, and Joe Sullivan, warning coordination meteorologist, made the presentation today.
 
“The StormReady® designation for our campus is important in that it certifies that we have processes and procedures in place to identify potential severe weather, provide critical warning information to our students, faculty and staff, and also have building plans in place to provide shelter,” David Oliver, WKU’s director of Environment, Health and Safety, said. “It is a continuation of our ongoing efforts to partner with the City of Bowling Green and Warren County to better prepare for all types of emergencies.”
 
The designation comes after an application and review process spearheaded by meteorology students in WKU’s StormTopper Network and coordinated by Oliver and his staff.
 
Sullivan said the designation is a result of a partnership between various areas of the campus, the National Weather Service and Emergency Management. He said members of the StormTopper Network participate in and contribute to discussions during severe weather outbreaks to improve the situational awareness necessary to effectively warn the public.
 
“It’s incumbent to know what’s going on ahead of the storm,” he said.
 
Students in the StormTopper Network work with WKU Police and the EHS staff as spotters for severe weather. They also monitor radar and information from the Kentucky Mesonet weather-monitoring network.
 
Gordon said the university’s ability to warn the public through several methods, such as outdoor speakers and text messages, is a key part of the designation.
 
WKU President Gary Ransdell said the designation was “both cool and important. It’s reassuring as well to know we have students and staff actively engaged in keeping our campus safe.”

WKU is the fourth university in Kentucky to receive the designation and the 129th in the U.S. Sullivan said that makes WKU “a very progressive university and puts you way ahead of the pack” of the hundreds of institutions across the country.
 
The National Weather Service says StormReady® communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness.
 
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