The department of public safety and security services is teaming up with the National Weather Service's, Warning Coordination Meteorologist (WCM), Jim Kramper, to once again bring the SLU community free storm spotting class.
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The class will be held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Feb. 2, in the SGA senate chambers in the Busch Student Center, room 256. The class is open to any interested faculty, staff or students and includes an official National Weather Service storm spotter certificate.
"The recent tornadoes in St. Louis City and County serve to emphasis to our community our own vulnerability when it comes to hazardous weather," said Connie Tillman, emergency preparedness coordinator and SLU CERT staff advisor.
"Storm spotters are needed to verify that a dangerous event such as a tornado or damaging winds is evolving," said Earth and atmospheric sciences professor Tim Eichler, a SLU CERT graduate. "The communication between storm spotters and the local National Weather Service office helps forecasters put out warnings to safeguard life and property."
Seating for the class is limited and requires an RSVP. For more information, or to register for the training, email email@example.com.
For additional safety/preparedness tips and SLU CERT information, visit the Emergency Preparedness website.