ST. LOUIS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has been designated "storm ready" by the National Weather Service, an airport statement said Wednesday.
The certification comes after the Missouri airport, struck by a tornado in 2011, worked with the weather service to meet or exceed guidelines for emergency operations planning and severe weather procedures, the statement said.
"'Storm ready' arms communities and businesses with improved communications skills needed to save lives and property, before and during the event," said Jim Kramper of the St. Joseph, Mo., weather service office.
The preparedness program is voluntary, and provides clear-cut advice from a partnership between the weather service and local emergency managers, the statement said.
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