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NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation is about building community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events.  Building this Weather-Ready Nation requires the action of a network of partners including other government agencies, emergency managers, researchers, the media, insurance industry, non-profits, the private sector, the Weather Enterprise and more.

Acting locally, the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Charleston, WV works closely with a strong network of partners in four states before, during and after severe weather strikes.  Programs are in place to assist everyone from individuals to organizations, businesses and municipalities become Weather-Ready. .

Find out more information on local partnerships and programs by clicking the links below or by contacting Warning Coordination Meteorologist Tony Edwards at Tony.Edwards@noaa.gov.

Individuals and families can become Weather Spotters or Weather Observers and help the NWS and their community by reporting hazardous weather events.

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Schools, businesses, organizations and civic groups can become Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors and share weather safety information.

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Athletic Departments and sports leagues/teams can utilize Lightning Safety Toolkits for better lightning and storm safety, and be recognized for their efforts.

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Cities and counties can gain StormReady certification and be better positioned for hazardous weather events through advanced planning, education and awareness.

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Recent Partner News...

Vinton County, OH becomes Ohio's 35th StormReady®‚Äč County

Vinton County was designated as the 35th StormReady® County in Ohio during a ceremony at the Vinton County Courthouse in McArthur, Ohio, on Tuesday December 21, 2021...

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Clay County, WV CERT Team recognized as a 2021 Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador of Excellence!

Each year, NWS offices recognize a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador that has made a significant contribution to building a Weather-Ready Nation. For 2021, NWS Charleston, WV recognized the Clay County, WV CERT Team and Executive Director Aiden Taylor with this award.

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Athens County, OH CoCoRaHS Network recognized as a 2020 Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador of Excellence!

Each year, NWS offices recognize a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador that has made a significant contribution to building a Weather-Ready Nation. For 2020, NWS Charleston, WV recognized the Athens County, OH CoCoRaHS Network and organizer Ted Jacobson with this award.

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Jackson County, WV designated as a StormReady County

Jackson County was designated as the 14th StormReady® County in West Virginia during a ceremony at the Jackson County Commission regular meeting in Ripley on Wednesday January 15, 2020...

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WV Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management Recognized as 2019 WRN Ambassador of Excellence!

In addition to their role of sharing of information as a core partner to the National Weather Service, the WV Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management was recently recognized as a 2019 Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador of Excellence for their efforts to promote a Weather-Ready West Virginia.

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Ashland - Boyd County - Catlettsburg Emergency Management recognized as a 2018 Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador of Excellence

Ashland - Boyd County - Catlettsburg Emergency Management has been recognized as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador of Excellence! They have received this recognition due to their efforts to host and promote a recent Integrated Warning Team meeting in Ashland, KY...

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Integrated Warning Team Meeting/Tabletop Exercise brings together NWS partners from all over the Tri-State

The National Weather Service in Charleston, WV welcomed neighboring National Weather Service offices and partners from across the Tri-State region of northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio, and western West Virginia to the Tri-State Integrated Warning Team meeting on October 16, 2018...

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Lumberport Elementary School (Harrison County) becomes 2nd School in West Virginia to Earn StormReady Supporter School Designation

Lumberport Elementary School of Harrison County has become only the second school in the state of West Virginia to complete the StormReady Supporter School program.  The school was recognized with the distinction at the June 5, 2018 Harrison County Board of Education meeting...

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Logan County, West Virginia Designated as StormReady

Logan County, West Virginia was designated as the 12th StormReady® County in West Virginia during a ceremony at the Logan County Commission office in Logan on Tuesday, January 9, 2018...

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