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NOAA/NWS StormReady Application Form OMB Control # 0648-0419 Expires 06/30/2006

Application Form Instructions

I. General Information

StormReady is a voluntary program being offered as a means of providing guidance and incentive to communities interested in improving their hazardous weather operations. For more information on the program, visit or contact your local weather forecast office. This form shall be used by localities to apply for initial StormReady recognition and renewal of that recognition every three years.

The government will use the information collected by the StormReady Application form to determine whether the applicant community has met all of the criteria to receive StormReady recognition. Data collected through this form are considered public information.

Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, no person is required to, nor shall be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB Control Number.

Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data collected, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to:

Chris Maier, Office of Climate, Weather and Water Services, 1325 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910,

II. Instructions

Review the StormReady criteria corresponding to your community's population. Complete all sections based on your community's current assets and capabilities.

Completed forms should be sent to the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the local NWS forecast office serving the applicant community. To locate the nearest forecast office, see

Communities should expect the application process to take 1 - 3 months.

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Office of Climate, Water, & Weather Services


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Last Updated: February 26, 2001