From April 22-28, the Weather Channel, FEMA, NOAA and the American Red Cross are promoting the first-ever National Severe Weather Preparedness Week in order to encourage the public to be proactive about their severe weather preparedness plans.
The goal of the Million Preparedness Pledge is to inspire 1 million people to commit to being prepared for a weather emergency.
The pledge asks families to commit to one or more of the following actions:
- Learn the definitions of a watch and warning
- Learn what to do if a watch or warning is issued
- Have a NOAA weather radio
- Sign up for The Weather Channel alerts and apps
- Create an emergency supply kit (or update existing kit)
- Create an emergency plan (or update existing plan)
- Volunteer, attend a preparedness training or host a preparedness event in their community
Print and sign your commitment to being prepared for a severe weather emergency. To help prepare your plan, visit www.redcross.org for preparedness information and resources.
More information about storm threats and preparation can be found at www.ready.gov/severeweather or www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/.