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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


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