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is a nationwide community preparedness program that uses a grassroots approach
to help communities develop plans to handle all types of severe weather-from
tornadoes to flooding. The program encourages communities to take a new, proactive
approach to improving local hazardous weather operations by providing emergency
managers with clear-cut guidelines on how to improve their hazardous weather
In March 2001, Norwich was recognized by the National Weather Service as New
York's first StormReady city, and one of the first 85 counties/communities
in the nation
|Peter Ahnert (right), Meteorologist-In-Charge, National
Weather Service in Binghamton, presents a StormReady sign to then-Mayor
Robert C. Raphael, Jr. (middle) and Emergency Management Director A.
Wesley Jones (left).
StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from
the onslaught of severe weather through better planning, education, and awareness.
is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.
To be officially StormReady, a community must:
- Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations
- Have more than one way to receive severe weather warnings
and forecasts and to alert the public
- Create a system that monitors weather conditions locally
- Promote the importance of public readiness through community
- Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes
training severe weather
- spotters and holding emergency exercises.
To learn more about StormReady, visit the National Weather
homepage at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/stormready
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