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Fire Weather in the West; Strong to Severe Storms in Southern Mid-Atlantic; Tropics off Florida and Southeast

Critical fire weather conditions will continue across the Inter-mountain West through the upcoming weekend, as Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches are in effect. Meanwhile, strong to severe storms w/ damaging winds and heavy rain likely in North Carolina and southern Virginia. Finally, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring a broad area of low pressure in the Bahamas for development. Read More >

The NWS StormReady® Program
for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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StormReady® FAQs:

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

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Q: To whom do I speak about getting my area StormReady®?

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