Thursday, July 14, 2011
WHAT: Mayo Clinic will be recognized by the National Weather Service as a StormReady Supporter. Mayo Clinic and the National Weather Service have had an active partnership for several years. The StormReady status represents Mayo Clinic's commitment to maintaining a safe environment for patients, visitors and employees. "Severe weather preparedness is critical to ensure the safety of our patients and staff in the event of a weather-related emergency," says J. Christopher Farmer, M.D., of Mayo Clinic's Pulmonary and Critical Care Department.
WHEN: Monday, July 18, 2011, at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Baldwin Building, First Floor, Room 507
221 Fourth Avenue, SW
Parking is available in the Baldwin Ramp located behind the Baldwin Building at Second Street and Fourth Avenue, SW.
NOTE: Mayo Clinic is the first health care institution and the second private entity in Minnesota to earn National Weather Service StormReady Supporter status. The StormReady program started in 1999 with seven communities in the Tulsa, Okla., area. There are now more than 1,700 StormReady communities across the country, and more than 145 businesses and schools have been designated as StormReady supporters. "StormReady encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations and public awareness," says Todd Shea, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service forecast office in La Crosse, Wis.
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