We are now a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

by Jan 19, 2016Oklahoma Storm Chasers News

We have some exciting news! Oklahoma Storm Chasers has been accepted as a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador (WRN) . 

Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) requires more than the government alone. It requires the entire Weather Enterprise to provide information for better community, business, and personal decision making, and innovative partnerships across all segments of society. We must involve everyone in an effort to move people – and society – toward heeding warnings, taking action, and influencing their circles of family, friends, and social network to act appropriately.

As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, we will join with other federal, state, and local government agencies; emergency managers and city planners; researchers, the media; the insurance industry; non-profit organizations; the private sector; and many others to achieve the goal of saving lives and minimizing the impact of extreme weather on daily life.

Together we will inform and empower communities, businesses, and people to make pre-event decisions that can be life-saving and prevent or limit devastating economic losses. We are a nation of many communities, and it is only through connected communities that we will achieve this goal.

We are excited for this opportunity as this ties in with our #1 goal in keeping the community informed, aware and safe as possible.

We can’t stop extreme events from happening. We live in the most dynamic country on a very dynamic planet. But we surely can come together and find ways to make our societies more dynamically resilient in the face of those threats.

Dr. Kathryn Sullivan

Administrator , National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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