STONY POINT FASHION PARK IS A STORM READY SUPPORTER


Posted Nov 3rd, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STONY POINT FASHION PARK IS THE FIRST SHOPPING CENTER IN VIRGINIA TO BE DESIGNATED AS A STORM READY SUPPORTER

CONTACT:
Joe Frye
General Manager
Stony Point Fashion Park
804-267-2740
jfrye@taubman.com
www.shopstonypoint.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STONY POINT FASHION PARK IS THE FIRST SHOPPING CENTER IN VIRGINIA TO BE DESIGNATED AS A STORM READY SUPPORTER


RICHMOND, VA., November 3, 2011 – The NOAA’s National Weather Service recognized Stony Point Fashion Park as the first “Storm Ready Supporter” shopping center in the state of Virginia. Earning the Storm Ready Supporter designation indicates Stony Point Fashion Park has done everything possible to improve emergency first responder citizen preparedness in the event of a natural disaster.


“The recognition clearly shows Stony Point Fashion Park’s dedication to making its center a safe place for clients, patrons and employees,” states Bill Sammler, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service.
“The safety of our shoppers and tenants is a top priority. The Storm Ready program has helped us reach a new level of preparation in case a severe weather event does happen,” says Joe Frye, General Manager of Stony Point Fashion Park.
Stony Point Fashion Park is only the fourth facility in Virginia to earn this designation.


The “Storm Ready” designation began in 1999. According to NWS statistics, 90 percent of all presidentially declared disasters are weather related, which annually cause nearly $14 billion in damages.


To be recognized as a Storm Ready Supporter, the following requirements must be met:

  •  Establish a 23-hour warning point and emergency operations center; Have multiple ways 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 severe weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises

The Virginia Storm Ready Advisory Board approved Stony Point Fashion Park’s application on September 27, 2011.

Visit the Storm Ready Web Site at www.stormready.noaa.gov to see Stony Point Fashion Park on the map of national sites and to read the latest information on Storm Ready.


Stony Point Fashion Park shopping hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 12 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Stony Point Fashion Park is located at 9200 Stony Point Parkway in Richmond, Va. Featuring Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillard’s, CineBistro and Tiffany & Co., Stony Point Fashion Park offers fashion, entertainment and fine dining in a beautiful, park-like setting. For more information, visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

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