StormReady and Weather Ready

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As a StormReady institution, PCC maintains a high level of preparedness, ready for any severe natural event. The StormReady program empowers communities to approach hazardous weather situations proactively and allows PCC to plan and communicate effectively before, during, and after storms. But being StormReady is more than a certification: it’s PCC’s dedication to protecting and preserving lives in the face of severe weather. To become StormReady, PCC met rigorous criteria set by the National Weather Service (NWS) and underwent a comprehensive inspection of our systems by NWS meteorologists. Criteria included:
  • Establishing a 24-hour warning point emergency operations center
  • Implementing numerous ways to receive severe weather warnings and having mechanisms in place to disseminate the information to the campus community
  • Creating a system that monitors weather conditions locally
  • Promoting public readiness throughout the campus
  • Developing a formal hazardous weather plan which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises
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PCC is recognized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador. This program formally recognizes communities striving to improve our nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events.

As a WRN Ambassador, PCC is committed to collaborating with NOAA and other Ambassadors to unify efforts across government, non-profits, academia, and private industry, making the nation more ready, responsive, and resilient against extreme environmental hazards.