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The StormReady program was designed to aid communities in preparing for and mitigating against the impacts of extreme weather.

StormReady helps communities with communication and safety protocols that will aid in protecting lives and property during all stages of an event (before, during, and after). 


StormReady Communities in the Cleveland CWA


To officially become StormReady, a community must:

  • Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center.
  • Have more than one way to receive severe weather warnings and forecasts and to alert the public.
  • Create a system that monitors weather conditions locally.
  • Promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars, such as SKYWARN talks.
  • Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises.
  First Recognition Latest Renewal Date Expiration Date
Huron County 10/31/2001 8/13/2021 10/18/2026
Crawford County, PA 12/19/2006 7/17/2021 12/19/2026
Richland County 12/7/2007 11/7/2019 11/7/2023
Lucas County 4/22/2008 4/22/2020 4/22/2024
Knox County 9/15/2010 7/26/2019 9/3/2023
Cedar Point Amusement Park and Resorts 5/1/2012 6/1/2021 5/1/2026
Cuyahoga County 4/24/2013 9/21/2019 4/24/2023
Erie County, PA 3/28/2017 3/12/2020 3/28/2024
Wayne County 7/17/2018 6/1/2021 7/17/2026
Bowling Green State University 3/13/2019   3/12/2023
Ohio State University - Mansfield Campus 7/26/2019   7/26/2023
Ohio State University - Marion Campus 7/26/2019   7/26/2023
Ohio State University - Wooster Campus 7/26/2019   7/26/2023
University of Toledo 2/20/2020   2/20/2024

Wood County

2/20/2020   2/20/2024

Kent State University

5/28/2020   5/28/2024

Portage County

4/15/2022   4/15/2026

Stark County

5/9/2022   5/9/2026

Ashtabula County

8/8/2022   8/8/2026

Summit County

10/13/2022   10/13/2026

Medina County

2/22/2008 12/8/2020 2/20/2024

Please visit the National Weather Service StormReady website for more information.

Updated: 1/28/2023

StormReady Supporters in the Cleveland CWA


A StormReady Supporter is a business, organization, or other small entity who actively engages in severe weather preparedness and weather safety, but is unable to meet all the requirements to become a full StormReady site. The designation lasts for 5 years before having to apply again.

  Recognition Date Expiration Date
WKYC TV 1/21/2016 1/4/2026
Aurora Farm Premium Outlets 6/24/2016 6/24/2026
Summit Mall 6/24/2016 6/24/2026

Please visit the National Weather Service StormReady Supporter page for more information.

‚ÄčUpdated: 1/28/2023