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NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation website (with social media links)

From the NOAA About Page (US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation is about building community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events.

Record-breaking snowfall, cold temperatures, extended drought, high heat, severe flooding, violent tornadoes, and massive hurricanes have all combined to reach the greatest number of multi-billion dollar weather disasters in the nation’s history.

The devastating impacts of extreme events can be reduced through improved readiness, which is why the Weather-Ready Nation initiative is so important. Through operational initiatives, NOAA’s National Weather Service is transforming its operations to help America respond. In the end, emergency managers, first responders, government officials, businesses and the public will be empowered to make fast, smart decisions to save lives and livelihoods.

The initiative includes improvements in a wide range of areas to support management of the nation’s water supply, understanding of climate-related risks, economic productivity, healthy communities and ecosystems.

How to receive (and give) information to NOAA/National Weather Service  and NOAA/NWS news followers

WRN Social Media

 NOAA Youtube
 NOAA’s Facebook
 NOAA Twitter Feed

 NWS Facebook
 NWS Youtube
 NWS Twitter Feed

Additionally, the National Weather Service has a news feed one can subscribe to

July 9, 2012 Posted by | Consumer Health, Consumer Safety | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Climate Change Hits Home

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From the 8 August 2011 Huffington Post article by Wendy Gordon

Do you live in a climate-ready city? How prepared is your state for the challenges to health and the environment being caused by climate change-from the dangers of extreme heat and increased flooding to the spread of ragweed whose pollen causes allergies or mosquitoes that can spread disease?

NRDC just unveiled an incredible web interactive that lets you see how your state might be impacted by climate change. On the site,, you can see local data and maps detailing extreme weather patterns throughout the country, see local climate change vulnerabilities and learn about health problems in your own community that are connected to climate change….

The article also touches on these topics

  • Things to remember about plants and heat
  • Global warming and drinking water availability
  • Which US cities can adapt best to higher temperatures (generally Midwestern cities)
  • Where to go to find listings of most efficient appliances (Smarter Livings Top 10)
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This does not necessarily mean I am in agreement with their views, just that the comments are presented civilly.
My deep thanks to all readers, especially those who comment or contact me with additional information and/or  enlightenment, including the reader(s) who posted below.

August 12, 2011 Posted by | Public Health | , , , | 1 Comment


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