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Texas Tech Becomes the Largest “StormReady”
University in Texas

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX,  January, 2008. from left:  Justin Weaver, MIC, NWS Lubbock;  Jody James, WCM, NWS Lubbock; Dr. Jon Whitmore, President, Texas Tech University;  Dr. John Baldwin, President, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, January, 2008
from left: Justin Weaver, MIC, NWS Lubbock; Jody James, WCM, NWS Lubbock; Dr. Jon Whitmore, President, Texas Tech University; Dr. John Baldwin, President, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

 

With the spring severe weather season approaching, Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center today (Jan. 16) became the largest university in Texas to receive the StormReady recognition from the National Weather Service (NWS).

The designation signifies that the university is prepared to safeguard their students, faculty, staff and property from severe weather. Two other universities in Texas and 19 more across the country have earned this recognition.

“The personal safety of our student body, faculty and staff is of the utmost importance to the Texas Tech University System,” said Chancellor Kent Hance. “This proactive program, among many others, will help us prepare for an emergency situation.”

“We are pleased to see Texas Tech’s commitment to weather safety,” said Jody James, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service Office in Lubbock. “StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through better planning, education and awareness.”

The Texas Tech Police Department took the lead in acquiring the recognition for the university. Texas Tech met all guidelines before applying for the designation. The ceremony was covered by all major media outlets in Lubbock.
Click HERE to view the news release on the Texas Tech web site.

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