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

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How Much Severe Weather Occurs in My Community?

Each year across America there are on average 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornadoes, and 6 named hurricanes. Additionally, about 90 percent of all presidentially declared disasters are weather related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $14 billion in damage.

The web links provided on this page will help you determine how your own home town can be affected by the ravages of severe weather. The NWS StormReady and TsunamiReady programs can help you be better prepared to save lives during threatening weather through better planning, education, and awareness.

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