Breezy Point, Minnesota, Becomes StormReady®
The National Weather Service, along with other emergency officials, has declared the city of Breezy Point, MN to be
StormReady®. To become StormReady® the city of Breezy Point completed a set of rigorous weather safety,
preparedness, monitoring and warning criteria necessary to earn the distinction of being StormReady®.
StormReady® is a nationwide community preparedness program that uses a grassroots approach to help communities develop plans to handle local severe weather and flooding threats. The program is voluntary and provides communities with clear-cut advice from a partnership between local National Weather Service forecast offices and state and local emergency officials. StormReady started in 1999 with seven communities in the Tulsa, Okla., area. There are now 1,971 StormReady communities across the country, including 13 Indian Nations, 116 universities, 35 military, 26 government and 57 commercial sites.
The National Weather Service will present Breezy Point with its official certification and StormReady® road signs during the opening ceremonies of the Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers Conference at 8 am on Monday, September 17 at the Breezy Point Resort.
More information about the NWS’ StormReady program can be found at: http://www.stormready.noaa.gov/