Monday, April 23, 2012

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.

The first ever National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is April 22 – 28. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have partnered together to raise awareness about severe weather threats and to ask each person across the country to “Be a Force of Nature” by knowing their risk, taking action and being an example.
Being a force of nature means pledging to prepare. It also means being connected to others and inspiring them to act. Research shows that people are most likely to prepare when they observe the preparations taken by others. Mobile technology and social media offer great opportunities to do just that. When you are aware of danger, take action and then send a message to save a life.
How else can you be a force of nature?

Building a Weather-Ready Nation requires the action of every person and community. This Presidential Message emphasizes weather-readiness as a national priority. Together we can transform the way the United States responds to severe weather and save more lives.April 22-28, 2012 is the first Annual National Severe Storm Preparedness Week.

For more information check out this NOAA LINK

And, here is a link to a calendar listing of other Weather Awareness Events listed by state.
LINK:  State Weather Awareness Events Calendar

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