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One of NOAA’s missions is to save life and property by providing critical environmental intelligence, including weather forecasts and warnings, to our partners and the general public. NOAA wants everyone, from communities across the country, businesses, and the public at large to be ready, responsive, and resilient to extreme weather, water, and climate events.  Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors (WRN Ambassadors) are formally recognized by NOAA as organizations committed to collaborating with NOAA, sharing preparedness messaging in outreach to the public, and serving as examples themselves by implementing resilience best practices. Apply to become an Ambassador here

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Expectations 

 

Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors will promote awareness of and preparedness for hazardous weather within your organization and/or community. Periodic emails from NOAA will be sent to WRN Ambassadors to provide information such as links to newly posted outreach material on relevant hazards, as well as updates on experimental or newly operational NOAA products, services, or data. Want more information? Check the Frequently Asked Questions page

 

Who Can Become a WRN Ambassador? 

  • Any organization across all levels of government
  • Businesses large and small
  • TV, Radio, and Print media
  • Non-profit and non-governmental organizations
  • Churches
  • Home Owner Associations
  • Academia

 

How to Apply 

 

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador! 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):

 Apply Here

 

NWS Columbia, SC Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors

 

28th Operational Weather Squadron Shaw AFB

Aiken County Emergency Management Division

Augusta-Richmond County EMA

Bamberg County Emergency Services

Barnwell County Emergency Management

Buford Fire & Rescue

Burke County EMA

Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA)

Challenger Learning Center of Richland District One

Chris Wolfe SC Weather

City of Columbia Police Department

City of Sumter

Columbia County Emergency Management Agency

Columbia Metropolitan Airport

CSRA Weather

District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties

Edgefield County EMA

GA Dept. of Public Health - East Central Health District

Gold Cross EMS

Kershaw County Amateur Radio Club, Inc.

Kershaw County Emergency Management

Lee County Emergency Management

 

Livingston Insurance

McCormick County Emergency Services

McDuffie County Fire Rescue Service

Michelin Tire North America - Lexington, SC

@Midlands_Wx

Orangeburg County Emergency Services

Palmetto Chapter - American Meteorological Society

Pantagraph.online

Pee Dee Ice & Fuel, Inc.

Richland County Emergency Services

Richland Library 

Robert Bryant & Son, Inc.

SCANA

Simply Flood LLC

South Carolina Emergency Management Division

South Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance

South Carolina Weather

USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center

WAGT (Augusta, GA)

WJBF-TV (Augusta, GA)

WLTX-TV (Columbia, SC)

 

WRN Ambassadors of Excellence

 

2018: South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD)

South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) is a leading example of a partner helping to build a Weather-Ready Nation through efforts aimed at ensuring citizens of the state are prepared for weather disasters. SCEMD recently unveiled the SC Emergency Manager App for mobile devices which allows users to build their own emergency plans, keep track of supplies and stay connected. They also publish and distribute an annual hurricane guide, engage with residents during numerous weather preparedness weeks and participate in many outreach activities with the NWS including Weatherfest and at NOAA Weather Radio programming events.

 

2017: Richland County, SC Emergency Services Department

Richland County, SC Emergency Services Department developed and implemented a network of professional grade, automated weather monitoring stations known as the Richland County Weather Information Network Data System, or RC Winds. The information provided by RC Winds is used routinely in NWS operations, and has improved the accuracy and timeliness of flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings. This has greatly enhanced the NWS' ability to protect lives and property and to build a Weather-Ready Nation. 

 

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