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Flash Flood Threats in the Southeast and Rockies; Excessive Heat in the Southwest

Flash and small stream flooding threats linger across the southern Rockies Wednesday. Strong thunderstorms with heavy downpours may cause local flash flooding along portions of the Southeast states into Thursday. Excessive heat will continue to impact the southern California mountains and deserts into Arizona and Nevada into Thursday. Read More >


Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth.  Each year, Americans cope with an average
of 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornadoes, as well as an average of 6 deadly hurricanes.  Potentially
deadly weather impacts every American.  Communities can now rely on the National Weather Service’s
StormReady® program to help them guard against the ravages of Mother Nature.

Some 90% of all presidentially declared disasters are weather related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and 
nearly $14 billion in damage.  StormReady, a program started in 1999 in Tulsa, OK, helps arm America's
communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property - before and during the
event.  StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs.

StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through better
planning, education, and awareness.  No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.

This page will cover the StormReady communities and organizations in the National Weather Service St. Louis 
County Warning Area (CWA).

For additional information, including application  forms etc., visit the
National StormReady site.

StormReady Locations in the 
NWS St. Louis County Warning Area




StormReady Supporters

Macoupin County

Boone County

Busch Stadium/St. Louis Cardinals


City of St. Louis

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital




 Adams County







St. Louis County



St. Peters






Warren County



Warrenton, MO





Busch Stadium was the first facility in Major League Baseball to be declared a StormReady Supporter.

Here are some pictures from recent StormReady ceremonies...

Louisiana, MO; June 11, 2007 at Louisiana City Hall. Pictured from left to right: WCM Jim Kramper, Assistant Chief Charlie Boyd, and
 Fire Chief Mike Leslie

St. Peters, MO; June 14, 2007 
at St. Peters City Hall. 
Pictured from left to right; WCM Jim Kramper, 
Mayor Len Pagano, Police Chief Tom Bishop, and Sgt. Ed Gilliam, Special Projects Manager

St. Louis Cardinals/Busch Stadium; June 18, 2007.
 Pictured from left to right; 
Meteorologist-In-Charge Steve Thomas,
 WCM Jim Kramper,
Cardinals mascot Fredbird, and
Joe Abernathy, Vice President, Busch Stadium.

O'Fallon, IL: January 22, 2008
Left to right, O'Fallon Police Chief John Betten, Assistant Engineering Project Manager Jon Nolan, Mayor Gary Graham, and WCM Jim Kramper

Paris (Monroe Co, MO) Mayor Russell Peterson and Assistant EMA Director Eric Heitmeyer hold up one of their StormReady signs that was presented to them on July 1, 2008, by MIC Wes Browning.

Adams County, IL, January 2009, 
from left:
WCM James Kramper; 
John Simon, Adams County Emergency Management Director; and
 Mike McLaughlin, Adams County Board Chairman.