College to Host NWS Winter Storm Program

December 6th, 2012 | Categories: Uncategorized

SUNY Oneonta will host a free program on winter storm preparedness tonight. The Binghamton Office of the National Weather Service (NWS), in conjunction with local emergency management officials, will present an overview of the dangers of winter weather, and information that citizens can use to help local first responders better protect their communities.

The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 130 of the Morris Conference Center on campus. To register, email bgm.skywarn@noaa.gov or call the NWS Binghamton Office at (607) 729-1597 ext. 4.

In 2009, SUNY Oneonta became the second college in New York state to be designated a “StormReady University” by the NWS. StormReady is a national program that helps communities develop plans to handle all types of severe weather.

“StormReady takes a grassroots approach to meeting weather-related challenges,” said SUNY Oneonta Emergency Management Coordinator Dave Lincoln. “We can’t stop heavy rain, snow or wind, but we can help people be ready and know how to stay safe when storms strike.”