National Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Be a Force of Nature

Date Posted: March 9, 2013

This week, you learned how to take the next step in severe weather preparedness by knowing your risk, being prepared and inspiring others

While National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is over, the need to be prepared is not. Tornadoes, thunderstorms, blizzards, hurricanes and other disasters do not arrive when it’s most convenient for us. An emergency can happen anytime. Be a Force of Nature by being prepared for the worst.

Severe weather preparedness in your state

In addition to National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, many states have their own severe weather preparedness weeks. Check the Weather Awareness Events Calendar to find yours.

Other weather preparedness weeks

Different times of the year bring different weather dangers. In addition to National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, we encourage you to be prepared by participating in the following national awareness and preparedness weeks:

Flood Awareness Week
Tsunami Awareness Week 
Air Quality Awareness Week
Safe Boating Week
Heat Awareness Day
Hurricane Preparedness Week
Rip Current Awareness Week
Lightning Safety Awareness Week

Mar 16-22, 2014
Mar 23-29, 2014 
Apr 28-May 3, 2014 
May 17-23, 2014
May 23, 2014
May 25-May 31, 2014
Jun 1-7, 2014
Jun 22-28, 2014

America’s PrepareAthon!

America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience. Twice yearly, in the spring and fall, America’s PrepareAthon! will provide a national focus for individuals, organizations and communities to participate through drills, group discussions and exercises to practice for local hazards.