National Weather Service officials have recognized Hamilton College as StormReady.
The StormReady program helps community leaders and residents better prepare for all types of hazardous weather. StormReady colleges have made a commitment to implement the infrastructure and systems needed to save lives and protect property when severe weather strikes.
Mark Pellerito, a Lead Meteorologist for the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Binghamton, presented Hamilton College officials with a certificate and special StormReady sign during a virtual ceremony Feb. 18.
“This is a very important accomplishment for Hamilton College,” Pellerito said. “Oneida County has a long history with a solid four seasons of high-impact weather, from bitter cold and snow - both the lake effect and Nor’easter varieties - to high winds, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods; even the tornadoes that occasionally touch down in the Western Mohawk Valley.’’
He said Hamilton College has taken all the necessary steps to be better prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in store.
Hamilton College Director of Campus Safety Francis Coots said, “The partnership with the National Weather Service enables Hamilton College to better prepare for weather-related events…