Pictured left to right: Sophie Doughty, Robert Molleda (NWS-Miami), Vincent Torres, President Donna E. Shalala, Matthew Shpiner, Scott Burnotes, Chief David Rivero, George Houck, Kyle Rosen, Curt Sommerhoff (Miami-Dade County Emergency Management)
StormReady, a National Weather Service program started in 1999 in Tulsa, OK, helps arm America's communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property--before and during the event. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs. StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.
According to the National Weather Service…
• The United States is one of the most severe weather-prone countries on Earth.
• Each year across America there are on average 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornadoes, and 6 named hurricanes.
• Additionally, about 90 percent of all presidentially declared disasters are weather related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $14 billion in damage.
|BEFORE AN EMERGENCY TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Before an Emergency Home
|Hurricane Preparedness||If You See Something, Say Something|
|Active Shooter Preparedness||Ready South Florida|
|Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)||UReady Continuity Planning|
|TRAINING AND EXERCISE:|
|National Incident Management System (NIMS)||Emergency Preparedness Training for Summer Camp Staff|
|OEM Training and Course Offerings||Training and Events Calendar|
|Orientation for Parents|
|List of Federally Funded Mitigation Projects||Miami-Dade County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS)|