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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 vast 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 foster these relationships, document the work being done by preparedness officials and recognize those officials and jurisdictions for their severe weather preparedness achievements.

Find out more information on local partnerships and programs by clicking the links below.

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Become a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador and partner with us to help make our region ready, responsive, and resilient to hazardous weather.

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The StormReady program helps arm communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property--before, during and after the severe weather event.

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Lightning Safety Toolkits are available to help your community be more prepared for the threat lightning brings.  Complete the toolkit and be recognized for your efforts.

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Recent Partner News...
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Ashland - Boyd County - Catlettsburg Emergency Management recognized as a 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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