Pictures from the Weather Safety and Awareness Day
at Quintard Mall

On Wednesday, September 28th the National Weather Service in Birmingham and the Management Staff of Quintard Mall in Oxford Alabama hosted a Severe Weather Awareness Day. This event was a culmination of the mall achieving StormReady Supporter status and provided an excellent opportunity to discuss severe weather and preparedness plans for the upcoming Fall Severe Weather Season. Over 30 vendors participated along with local television affiliates from ABC, NBC and CBS. A highlight of the day was a tornado simulator provided by a local fire department in which visitors experienced a very realistic severe weather episode. In addition, a poster contest was held in which over 250 posters were received from elementary schools across the area. Members of the Birmingham Office participating in the event included: Meteorologist-In-Charge Jim Stefkovich, Science Operations Officer Kevin Pence, Electronics System Analyst John Peruzzo and Lead Forecaster Ken Lorek.


John Peruzzo showing the Tornado Chamber
ESA John Peruzzo showing the Tornado Chamber
ESA John Peruzzo with Mall Manger Carol Cleghorn
ESA John Peruzzo with Mall Manager Carol Cleghorn
Lead Forecaster Ken Lorek, SOO Kevin Pence, and ESA John Peruzzo
(from left to right) Lead Forecaster Ken Lorek, SOO Kevin Pence, and ESA John Peruzzo
Stringfellow Memorial Hospital Display
Stringfellow Memorial Hospital Display
Talladega County Emergency Management Display
Talladega County Emergency Management Display
Staff from WHMA 1390
Staff from WHMA 1390
Alabama Marine Police Display
Alabama Marine Police Display

Anniston Star Display
State Farm Display
State Farm Display
ALERT Display
ALERT Display
American Red Cross Display
American Red Cross Display
Alagasco Display
Alagasco Display
Oxford EMS Display
Oxford EMS Display
Posters from the Poster Contest
Posters from the Poster Contest
More Posters from the Poster Contest
More Posters from the Poster Contest
Cleburne County Emergency Management Display
Cleburne County Emergency Management Display
Salvation Army Display
Salvation Army Display
Calhoun County 911 Display
Calhoun County 911 Display
Calhoun County Emergency Management Display
Calhoun County Emergency Management Display

WAAX - Z 93.1 Display
Trussville's Fire Safety House
Trussville's Fire Safety House
ABC 33/40's Brian Peters with SOO Kevin Pence
ABC 33/40's Brian Peters with SOO Kevin Pence
ABC 33/40's James Spann doing a live shotABC 33/40's James Spann doing a live shot ABC 33/40's James Spann
ABC 33/40's James Spann
NBC 13's Jerry Tracey doing a live shot
NBC 13's Jerry Tracey doing a live shot
The Gang
The Gang
Master of Cermonies - Lead Forecaster Ken Lorek with the three Poster Contest Winners
Master of Ceremonies - Lead Forecaster Ken Lorek with the three Poster Contest Winners
Another shot of Master of Cermonies - Lead Forecaster Ken Lorek with the three Poster Contest Winners
Another shot of Master of Ceremonies - Lead Forecaster Ken Lorek with the three Poster Contest Winners
Master of Cermonies - Lead Forecaster Ken Lorek Presenting Mall Manager Carol Cleghorn with a plaque certifying Quintard Mall as a Storm Ready Community
Master of Ceremonies - Lead Forecaster Ken Lorek Presenting Mall Manager Carol Cleghorn with a plaque recognizing Quintard Mall as a Storm Ready Supporter Community


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