Linkin Park's upcoming 2012 world tour is the first to partner with the National Weather Service's StormReady program.
The program is designed to "enhance an organization's awareness, preparedness, response, recovery, emergency public notification, and public education related to hazardous weather events," according to an official statement.
"It is vital to have an emergency preparedness plan in place when dealing with large venue events," National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Rick Smith said in a statement. "Receiving the StormReady designation illustrates the concert tour's proactive approach to weather-related hazards and we have confidence that this accomplishment will establish a trend in the industry as a whole."
Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda added that he was proud of the band's achievement in advocating for fan safety.
by RTT Staff Writer
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