Storm Ready-National Weather Service (NWS) Pittsburgh

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In 2016, BUTLER COUNTY became a part of the Weather-Ready Nation!  It is about preparing for your community's increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events. Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth. You can make sure your community is StormReady®. Some 98 percent of all Presidentially declared disasters are weather related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $15 billion in damage. The StormReady program helps arm America's communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property--before, during and after the event. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs. 

 In order to keep our county safe, we need YOUR HELP! 

Weather, consciously or unconsciously, affects the daily choices you make. It helps to determine whether you dress to stay warm or cool, enjoy outside activities or stay inside – or evacuate to a safe place during extreme weather conditions. It can have both immediate and delayed effects on health, food production and general well-being. Don’t confuse climate and weather as the same phenomena, because they’re not. Climate represents averaged weather conditions over several years, while weather is something that can change every single day in every single location around the world.

How can YOU help?  By becoming a Trained, NWS SKYWARN Storm Spotter!   

Our next SKY WARN training will be in the Fall of 2022.

For more information on the Sky Warn Program or Storm Ready, click on either graphic above.