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When Seconds Count, StormReady® Communities are Prepared


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, and an average of 2 landfalling deadly hurricanes. And this on top of winter storm, intense summer heat, high winds and other deadly weather impacts. You can make sure your community is ready for the weather with the National Weather Service’s StormReady® program.

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.

Additional information can be found on the National StormReady Page.


Counties that are StormReady® in the Pittsburgh Forecast Area


Pennsylvania StormRady Sites map, see list below Ohio StormReady Communities. Click for state map and list


West Virginia StormReady Communities. Click for state map and list Maryland StormReady Communities. Click for state map and list



How to become StormReady®

How to apply