National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

The NWS StormReady® Program
for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

When Seconds Count, StormReady® Communities are Prepared

The National Weather Service (NWS) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) have partnered to bring the citizens of PA the StormReady® Program.

See more StormReady® information on the National StormReady® Page.

Which communities are StormReady®?

See the map below. Counties in Orange are StormReady®. Other locations specifically listed are also StormReady®.

StormReady® FAQs:

Q: Why do we have StormReady® Communities?
Ninety percent of all federally declared disasters are weather related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $14 billion in damage. The National Weather Service has designed StormReady® to help Americans guard against the ravages of severe weather. StormReady® is a program intended to arm America's communities with the communication and safety skills necessary to save lives and property.

Q: To whom do I speak about getting my area StormReady®?
A: The Commonwealth has been broken into 3 sections (Western, Central, and Eastern) for StormReady® support.
If your community is in Western PA, contact Fred McMullen at NWS Pittsburgh about StormReady® certification.
In Central PA, contact Pete Jung at NWS State College.
If you are in Eastern PA, you may contact either David Nicosia at NWS Binghamton, or Joe Miketta at NWS Mount Holly.

Q: How does my community or business become StormReady®?
You must meet the criteria. You may work with our staff to obtain help on the requirments and how to fulfill them. You can then apply for certification using the form below.
StormReady® Application (pdf format)

Q: How can I support StormReady®?
Become a Supporter - more information to follow.