Williamsburg Premium Outlets recently announced it has been awarded the designations of being “StormReady” and a “Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador” by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service.
The designations recognize Williamsburg Premium Outlets for its preparedness to handle all types of severe and potentially life-threatening weather situations through communications infrastructures, community outreach and hazardous weather training, according to a recent press release from the Outlets.
NOAA cites the Outlets’ comprehensive emergency management and security programs as key factors in helping both tenants and patrons stay ready, responsive and resilient to extreme weather events, the release stated.
“We are grateful to the National Weather Service for providing us with this distinction,” said Lisa Jones, director of marketing and business development at Williamsburg Premium Outlets. “Our center plays a key role in the Williamsburg area and the safety and security of area residents and visitors is of utmost importance. Leading by example, our hope is that other organizations that serve as community gathering places will follow suit.”