UA Receives Renewal of StormReady Status from National Weather Service

TUSCALOOSA – The University of Alabama has had its StormReady status renewed by the National Weather Service.

“We are happy to have earned recertification as a StormReady University from the National Weather Service,” said Dr. Donald Keith, University of Alabama director of emergency preparedness. “The certification signifies that the University’s severe weather plans, procedures and resources continue to meet or exceed National Weather Service standards.”

The University’s StormReady designation will last for three years.

“The University’s communications infrastructure and increased level of severe weather awareness will no doubt minimize the loss of life or property in the future,” said Jim Stefkovich, meteorologist in charge at the NWS office in Birmingham.

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