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April 23, 2012 -- Today marks the start of the first ever Severe Weather Preparedness Week. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently partnered to designate April 22-28, 2012, as National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, and is calling upon all Americans, in every area of the country, to Be a Force of Nature.
Just last year, there were more than 1,000 weather-related fatalities and more than 8,000 injuries nationwide. Building a Weather-Ready Nation requires the action of every individual and community because severe weather knows no boundaries and affects us all. Be a Force of Nature by making a public pledge to be prepared at Ready.gov/severe-weather.
What can you do to Prepare?
Knowing your risk, taking action and being an example by sharing your knowledge and actions with your social network are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared and assist in saving lives.
Join us today and pledge to prepare for the severe weather in our area.
Information on the different types of severe weather such as tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flooding is available at www.weather.gov and www.ready.gov/severeweather or the Spanish-language web site www.listo.gov.