Georgia Gwinnett College receives StormReady designation from the National Weather Service
Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) held a small ceremony on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 during which President Stas Preczewski was presented a certificate from David Nadler of the National Weather Service (NWS) acknowledging that the college met the NWS criteria to be officially identified as StormReady.
Safety is an ongoing priority and focus at GGC. To receive this designation, GGC had to substantiate its existing emergency operations policies that include holding emergency exercises and promoting the importance of public readiness through campus community events and seminars.
“This recognition demonstrates GGC’s commitment to building and maintaining campus resilience by implementing the infrastructure and systems to save lives and protect property when hazardous weather strikes,” said Carlton Buchanan, director of emergency management.
StormReady communities, counties, Indian nations, universities and colleges, military bases, government sites, commercial enterprises and other groups are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. According to the NWS, close to 98 percent of all presidentially declared disasters in America are weather related, leading to nearly $15 billion in damages.