The National Weather Service has now designated Tennessee Tech University as one of only four StormReady universities in the state and 60 in the nation. Officials with the weather service say the community preparedness program encourages universities to take a new, proactive approach to improving hazardous weather operations. Emergency managers also have clear-cut guidelines on how to improve their hazardous weather operations.
"This recognition is the result of resources and equipment that allow for the timely notification of dangerous weather conditions," said Kent Clawson, TTU's coordinator of environmental health and safety.
The university also hosted a weather spotting training session for the community in conjunction with its efforts to qualify as a StormReady university.