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National Severe Weather Preparedness Week
Sunday, 22 April 2012 17:28

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week 2012The first ever National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is April 22 - 28. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have partnered together to raise awareness about severe weather threats and to ask each person across the country to “Be a Force of Nature” by knowing their risk, taking action, and being an example.

Being a force of nature means pledging to prepare. It also means being connected to others and inspiring them to act. Research shows that people are most likely to prepare when they observe the preparations taken by others. Mobile technology and social media offer great opportunities to do just that. When you are aware of danger, take action and then send a message to save a life.

Building a Weather-Ready Nation requires the action of every person and community. This Presidential Message emphasizes weather-readiness as a national priority. Together we can transform the way the United States responds to severe weather and save more lives.

Click here to visit Weather Ready Nation website for more information about National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.


*This information was sourced from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Severe Weather Preparedness Week web page.