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Weather-Ready Nation: Are You Ready for Extreme Weather?

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Weather-Ready Nation is about building community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events. The devastating impacts of extreme events can be reduced through improved readiness, which is why the Weather-Ready Nation initiative is so important. Through operational initiatives, NOAA’s National Weather Service is transforming its operations to help America respond. In the end, emergency managers, first responders, government officials, businesses and the public will be empowered to make fast, smart decisions to save lives and livelihoods.

The initiative includes improvements in a wide range of areas to support management of the nation’s water supply, understanding of climate-related risks, economic productivity, healthy communities and ecosystems. Through a series of symposiums, the national dialog engages these partners in assessing why the nation is experiencing such extreme impacts. The goal of the dialog is to support the mission of the National Weather Service by reducing risk and increasing community resilience for future extreme events.

Additional information is available at http://1.usa.gov/KYjACE

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