Parkland College deemed storm ready by National Weather Service
Parkland College in Champaign is set to receive a special designation for its storm prepardness.
The National Weather Service will declare Parkland a "StormReady College" during the board of trustees meeting Wednesday night. Warning meteorologist at the weather service office in Lincoln Chris Miller said the distinction is awarded after meeting a number of criteria, including systems for montoring severe weather, warning students and faculty and preparedness campaigns.
Miller said Parkland went above and beyond to pursue the "StormReady" title.
According to Miller, Parkland is one of just two downstate colleges and one of more than 100 entities in the state with the "StormReady" designation. Miller said the University of Illinois is working toward earning the title as well.