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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Binghamton, NY
800 AM EDT Sat May 5 2018

...Today concludes New York Severe Weather Awareness Week...

Today we discuss Weather-Ready Nation.

Each year extreme weather events such as violent tornadoes or
major hurricanes occur in the United States and result in
devastating catastrophes which impacts millions of people.
Severe weather events are an inevitable occurrence, and
since we are at mother nature`s mercy, it is only a matter
of time until the next major weather event occurs.  For this
reason alone, this is why it is crucial we become a
Weather-Ready nation.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is in the process of
transforming its operations to help America respond more easily
to disasters. We now provide forecast information in a way that
better supports emergency managers, first responders, government
officials, businesses and you make the best decisions to save
lives and stay safe. While we are making great strides to become
a great weather service and save as many lives as we can, we can
not do it alone!

...How can I help us build a Weather-Ready Nation?...
You can become a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador and help save
lives. Becoming a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador is easier
than you think! Building a Weather-Ready Nation requires action
from America`s Weather Industry, emergency managers, researchers,
the media, local schools and universities, nonprofits, and
businesses. Any organization committed to serving as an example and
engaging their stakeholders to make this country ready, responsive
and resilient can become an Ambassador.

...If i become a Weather-Ready Ambassador, how can I help?...
Start a dialog within your community  to reduce the risk of being
adversely impacted by extreme weather and water events to increase
resilience for future events. Share NOAA pamphlets, graphics, and
booklets providing weather safety and knowledge of weather events.
Understanding different extreme weather events and how to prepare
is key to survival.

...How can I become a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador?...
Go to http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/amb_tou.html
and read the "Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Initiative"
and accept the terms. Next, fill out the Weather-Ready Nation
Application information. Then click submit!

...Where can I find NWS weather information to help build a
Weather-Ready Nation?...

Visit NWS WeatherReady Nation web site:

https://www.weather.gov/wrn/

This concludes New York State`s 2018 Severe Weather Awareness
Week.

For more information on weather hazards and Severe Weather
Awareness Week, please visit:

http://www.weather.gov/bgm

$$
David Nicosia
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service Binghamton, NY



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