Sustainable Rim Country has joined the Weather Ready Nation club. We have written about the need to adapt, pay attention to changing climate, politic for action, and make your community as resilient as possible to better survive weather related disasters. The costs of disasters in the United States and the world affect us all. The politicians in Washington DC can argue over what needs to be done, and when it needs to be done, all they want. The repair of infrastructure from climate change events will come down to FEMA, State Emergency Management and or local funding. In the end, it is our taxes that pay for it!
This is what we received from NOAA!
Welcome to the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ initiative. Your organization has been accepted as a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador.
The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, your organization is committing to work with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.
What is the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative?
The WRN Ambassador initiative is a:
- Unifying effort;
- Inclusive; and
- Force multiplier (i.e., new partnerships lead to even more partnership opportunities).
WRN Ambassadors serve a pivotal role in affecting societal change — helping to build a nation that is ready, responsive, and resilient to the impacts of extreme weather and water events.
To be officially recognized as a WRN Ambassador, an organization must commit to:
- Promoting Weather-Ready Nation messages and themes to their stakeholders;
- Engaging with NOAA personnel on potential collaboration opportunities;
- Sharing their success stories of preparedness and resiliency;
- Serving as an example by educating employees on workplace preparedness
As a WRN Ambassador, you will serve as a change agent and leader in your community. You will inspire others to be better informed and prepared, helping to minimize or even avoid the impacts of these natural disasters.
To support your efforts, NOAA can:
- Provide outreach content about creating a Weather-Ready Nation;
- Explore innovative approaches for collaboration with your organization;
- Assist with StormReady®/TsunamiReady™ opportunities for communities;
- Recognize your organization as a WRN Ambassador; and
- Share the WRN Ambassador logo for your use.
Building a Weather-Ready Nation requires more than government alone. It requires the entire Weather Enterprise to provide information for better community, business, and personal decision making, and innovative partnerships across all segments of society. We must involve everyone in an effort to move people – and society – toward heeding warnings, taking action, and influencing their circles of family, friends, and social network to act appropriately.
The WRN Ambassador initiative is the connecting hub of a vast network of federal, state, and local government agencies; emergency managers and city planners; researchers, the media; the insurance industry; nonprofit organizations; the private sector; and many others who are working together to address the impacts of extreme weather on daily life.
Together we will inform and empower communities, businesses, and people to make pre-event decisions that can be life-saving and prevent or limit devastating economic losses. We are a nation of many communities, and it is only through connected communities that we will achieve this goal.
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For More Information
If you have would like more information, please visit the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Frequently Asked Questions. And if you need any additional information, email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find us on Twitter @NWS.