Why Become StormReady?


Once officially recognized as a StormReady community, we will coordinate a recognition ceremony with you. This ceremony usually involves media coverage that highlights the community’s efforts and announces its accomplishments. Officials from the StormReady community will also be presented with two StormReady signs and a StormReady certificate.

Here are a few benefits a community will realize once it becomes StormReady:

    • Improves the timeliness and effectiveness of hazardous weather warnings for the public

    • Provides detailed and clear recommendations that will help local emergency managers establish and improve effective hazardous weather operations

    • Help justify costs and purchases needed to support hazardous mitigation and emergency response plans

    • Rewards local hazardous weather mitigation programs that have achieved a desired performance level

    • Provides a means to possibly acquire additional Community Rating System points assigned by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

    • Provides an image incentive to communities, which once recognized, can identify themselves as being StormReady

    • StormReady can help ensure your community is prepared for other civil emergencies.

    • A personalized weather page just for your county will be created and added to this site

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