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George Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468

Dennis Decker
National Weather Service
321-255-0212

06.19.07
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : 29-07
 
 
NASA Invites Media to 'StormReady' Recognition Event June 22
 
 
Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service will recognize the John F. Kennedy Space Center as a certified "StormReady" facility on Friday, June 22. KSC is the first government site in Florida and only the eighth in the nation to be recognized as StormReady. It is also the first NASA field center to earn this certification. The StormReady program is designed to reduce the number of injuries, fatalities and property damage from severe storms through preparedness and education.

Working together with the National Weather Service, KSC has developed a highly effective and proactive hazardous weather action plan. Also, as part of the severe weather notification process, there are multiple methods to provide warnings to the work force and visitors of KSC in the event of approaching hazardous weather.

Participating in the certification recognition presentation will be:

Bill Parsons, director, John F. Kennedy Space Center, NASA

Mike Benik, director, Center Operations, NASA

Steven Cooper, acting director, National Weather Service Southern Region

Scott Rayder, chief of staff, NOAA

Bart Hagemeyer, meteorologist-in-charge
National Weather Service Forecast Office, Melbourne, Fla.

Media wishing to attend the presentation will depart from the KSC Press Site at 9:15 a.m. for Operations Support Building II.

For further information, contact the NASA-KSC News Center at 321-867-2468.

 

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