The City of Dallas has been recertified as a National Weather Service StormReady community. This accreditation formally recognizes NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. To hold the StormReady status, Dallas has:
- Established a 24-hour warning point and emergency operation center
- Created a system that monitors weather conditions locally
- Promoted the importance of public readiness through community seminars
- Developed a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises.
- Deployed NOAA Weather Radios at City Facilities where public traffic is common
StormReady communities, counties, Indian nations, universities and colleges, military bases, government sites, commercial enterprises and other groups 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.
StormReady uses a grassroots approach to help communities develop plans to handle all types of severe weather—from tornadoes to tsunamis. The program encourages communities to take a new, proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations by providing emergency managers with clear-cut guidelines on how to improve their hazardous weather operations.