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Creating a Weather-Ready Nation: When Seconds Count, StormReady® Communities are Prepared


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Doral, FL, March 2015, from left: Carlos Diaz, Administrative Assistant to Building Official; Carlos Arroyo, Stormwater Utility Manager; Natalie French, Public Affairs Manager; Claudia Herrera, Administrative Coordinator; Mark Hagerty, Floodplain Manager; Antonio Brina, Building Plans Examiner; Christina Muñoz, Building Development Services Coordinator; Paul Madsen, Chief Electrical Inspector; Rene Velazco, Building Official; Adam Temple, Code Compliance Director; Dan Gregoria, NWS Miami Lead Forecaster; Robert Molleda, NWS WCM; Albert Childress, Assistant City Manager; Mayor Jose Seiglie; Julian Perez, Planning & Zoning Director; Cathy Jewett, Police Sergeant; Edgard Estrada, Chief of Code Compliance; Jose Olivo, Public Works Director

Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth. Each year, Americans cope with an average of the following intense storms:

  • 100,000 thunderstorms
  • 10,000 severe thunderstorms
  • 5,000 floods or flash floods
  • 1,000 tornadoes
  • 2 landfalling deadly hurricanes

And this dangerous weather is in addition to winter storms, intense summer heat, high winds, wild fires and other deadly weather impacts.

You can make sure your community is StormReady®. Some 98% of all presidentially declared disasters are weather related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $15 billion in damage.

StormReady helps arm America's communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property--before, during and after the event. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs.

StormReady communities, counties, universities, military bases, indian nations, commerical enterprises and other groups are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness.

No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives. StormReady News headlines detail how it really makes a difference.

Applying is easy. Your local NWS office Warning Coordination Metoeorologist will walk you through the easy application process.

Sites that can't meet the StormReady criteria can show their support for weather safety by joining the StormReady Supporter program.

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Oneida County, March 2015, from left: Gerald Pedersen, County Deputy EM Director; Mike Sprague, NY Office of Emergency Management, Region IV Director; Lieutenant Mark Fleming, NY State Police; Katherine Hawley, Meteorologist, NWS Binghamton,NY; Kevin Revere, Oneida Co. EM Director; Anthony J. Picente Jr., County Executive; and Mike Sweatman, County Dispatcher.

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Last Updated: March 19, 2015

March 19, 2015