Flood Safety Awareness Week Day 5 - Flood Safety and a Weather Ready Nation

NOAA's National Weather Service has designated March 12 - 16, 2012 as the annual Flood Safety Awareness Week.


Today’s topic is...Flood Safety and a Weather Ready Nation

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In partnership with other government agencies, researchers, and the private sector, NWS is charting a path to a Weather-Ready Nation through:

  • Improved precision of weather and water forecasts and effective communication of risk to local authorities;
  • Improved weather decision support services with new initiatives such as the development of mobile-ready emergency response specialist teams;
  • Innovative science and technological solutions such as the nationwide implementation of Dual Pol radar technology, Integrated Water Resources Science and Services, and the Joint Polar Satellite System;
  • Strengthening joint partnerships to enhance community preparedness;
  • Working with weather enterprise partners and the emergency management community to enhance safety and economic output and effectively manage environmental resources.

The ultimate goal of the Weather Ready Nation vision is to save more lives and protect livelihoods and the economy as communities across the country become increasingly vulnerable to extreme weather events.
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