StormReady 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 operations.
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
StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through better planning, education, and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.
To learn more about StormReady, visit the National Weather
homepage at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/stormready