It's National Severe Weather Preparedness Week!
This week marks the first ever National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. FEMA is partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide information to the public about the hazards of severe weather and steps people can take to ensure they’re prepared.
All week long, we’re calling for people across the country to pledge to prepare and to be a force of nature in your community by telling your family, friends and neighbors how you prepared for severe weather. By pledging, you’re taking the first step in making sure you and your loved ones are prepared for severe weather by developing a family communication plan, putting together an emergency kit and getting involved.
We’re asking everyone to be a force of nature by knowing their risk, taking action and becoming an example by sharing what you have done with your family, friends, neighbors and others. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate recorded this short video that you can embed on your website to be a force of nature by sharing it with your website visitors.
Feel free to share what you're doing to prepare your communities for severe weather in the comments below.