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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Chicago IL
224 PM CDT Fri Mar 23 2018


This week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana. Everyone
has a critical role during severe weather. That role is to be
prepared and respond when threatened by hazardous weather.

This ties to the vision of NOAAs National Weather Service where we
work toward building a WEATHER READY NATION.

NOAAs Weather Ready Nation is about readying your community for
extreme weather...water and climate events.

The devastating impacts of extreme events like violent tornadoes
and widespread flooding can be reduced by taking advanced action
which is why the Weather Ready Nation initiative is so important.

What is NOAA doing to build a Weather Ready Nation?

NOAAs National Weather Service is transforming its operations to
help America respond. Our offices now provide forecast information
in a way that better supports government officials...businesses and
the public to make decisions to save lives and property
and enhance livelihoods.

While we at NOAA are taking steps towards building a Weather Ready
Nation we cannot do it alone!

What can you do to help us build a Weather Ready Nation?

Become a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador! Building a Weather Ready
Nation requires action from government agencies...researchers...the
media...non-profits and businesses.  Any organization committed to
serving as an example and engaging their stakeholders to make this
country ready...responsive and resilient can be an Ambassador.

Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors can help start a dialog within our
local communities that will ultimately reduce the risk of being
adversely impacted by extreme weather and water events and increase
community resilience...the ability to recover...for future extreme

Whether talking about preparedness and resilience in your community centers...within schools or local
businesses...on your website or on social media, you will be helping
to spread the word, inspire others to take action...and helping our
great Nation become more weather ready.

On Saturday...we will review key activities tied to weather hazards
and building a Weather Ready Nation.
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