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Excessive Rainfall and Flooding Threat in the South; Hazardous Heat in the Western U.S. Expanding to the Northern Plains

Multiple rounds of heavy rain and thunderstorms across portions of the Texas and Louisiana Coast will likely lead to flash, urban, small stream and river flooding. An additional heavy rainfall threat will exist from the Lower Mississippi Valley through the southern Mid-Atlantic. Meanwhile, a dangerous heat threat will continue across the Western U.S. and northern Plains through Thursday. Read More >

Do you know what to do during extreme weather? Each year, people in this country are killed or seriously injured by all types of extreme weather, despite advanced warning. 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) initiative is about helping our nation become ready, responsive, and resilient to extreme weather, water and climate events. As part of the WRN initiative, NOAA partners with a vast network of government, non-profit, academia, and private industry organizations to further increase the reach of this initiative. In turn, these partnerships can save lives at home, in schools, and in the work-place. These invaluable partners are known as WRN Ambassadors.

If this program interests you, read below to learn more about the program and how to apply!



Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassadors serve as change agents and leaders in their communities by:

  • Becoming "weather-ready"
  • Promoting awareness of and preparedness for hazardous weather
  • Providing incentives to your constituents and stakeholders to become more resilient
  • Advancing outreach to vulnerable communities

To support your efforts, NOAA will:

  • Provide outreach content about creating a Weather-Ready Nation
  • Provide updates on newly operational NOAA products, services, or data
  • Work with WRN Ambassadors to explore innovative collaborations to promote disaster preparedness

Want more information? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page.


Who Can Become a WRN Ambassador?

WRN Ambassadors can come from a wide range of backgrounds. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Any organization across all levels of government
  • Businesses large and small
  • TV, radio, and print media
  • Academia
  • Non-profit and non-governmental organizations
  • Homeowner associations
  • Religious establishments

Unsure if you qualify to become a WRN Ambassador? Contact your local office and ask! 

Note: Becoming a WRN Ambassador does not imply any NOAA endorsement of any third party products or services. NOAA recognizes WRN Ambassadors as organizations that share a commitment to protecting communities, businesses, and individuals from extreme weather events.


How To Apply

If you would like to sign up your organization as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, you can apply on this page (submission process should only take 5-10 minutes). Thank you for your interest in becoming a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador!


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