StormReady University

Nation Weather Service StormReady University

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is a National Weather Service StormReady University – a special designation indicating that MGA is well-prepared to communicate dangerous and severe weather warnings to its students and employees.

Part of MGA’s storm readiness is the Knight Alert system, by which campus communities are sent immediate warnings in the event of life-threatening weather emergencies. Make sure you’re set to receive Knight Alerts by updating your contact information in SWORDS and downloading the Guardian app.

For more information about storm readiness at MGA, including safety tips, shelter-in-place locations, and more, click here.

About StormReady Certification

StormReady, a National Weather Service program started in 1999 in Tulsa, OK, helps equip America's communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs. StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.

In order to be StormReady, MGA is required to:

  • Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center
  • Have more than one way to receive severe weather warnings and forecasts and to alert the public
  • Create a system that monitors weather conditions locally
  • Promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars
  • Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises

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