Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service
Building a Weather Ready Nation
NOAA/National Weather Service’s mission is to “issue accurate and timely forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property, as well as to enhance the nation’s economy”. As part of the Weather-Ready Nation initiative, NOAA’s National Weather Service is transforming its operations to help America respond. Offices now provide forecast information in a way that better supports emergency managers, first responders, government officials, businesses and the public make fast, smart decisions to save lives and property and enhance livelihoods.
While we at NOAA are taking these and other steps towards building a Weather–Ready Nation, we cannot do it alone! The devastating impacts of extreme events like record breaking snowfall, violent tornadoes, destructive hurricanes, widespread flooding, and devastating drought can be reduced by taking advanced action, which is why the Weather–Ready Nation initiative is so important. In this presentation, we will discuss ways in which the National Weather Service is fostering community preparedness and resilience, as well as how you can become a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador and help us build a Weather-Ready nation one family, one business, and one community at a time!