JJC Receives StormReady Certification from the National Weather Service

Joliet Junior College has recently been awarded a StormReady Campus certification by the National Weather Service. JJC is the fourth College in the state of Illinois to receive this award.
The certification signifies that JJC has taken all necessary precautions in the event of extreme weather. StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. The college had to apply for certification and it was recently approved by the National Weather Service.JJC Receives StormReady Certification from the National Weather Service
 
The effort was funded with a Safe Schools grant from the Emergency Management for Higher Education (EMHE) grant program.
According to the National Weather Service, Americans live in the most severe weather prone country on Earth. Each year, Americans cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornadoes, and an average of 2 landfalling deadly hurricanes.
Some 90% of all presidentially declared disasters are weather-related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $14 billion in damage. StormReady arms communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property–before and during the event.
At the Feb. 7 Board of Trustees meeting JJC was presented with two signs that can be posted at the College entrance, demonstrating that JJC has taken all necessary precautions in the event of extreme weather.
 

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