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Weather-Ready Nation

Society is prepared for and responds to weather-related events*

A weather-ready nation is a society that is able to prepare for and respond to environmental events that affect safety, health, the environment, economy, and homeland security. Urbanization and a growing population increasingly put people and businesses at greater risk to the impacts of weather, water, and climate-related hazards. NOAA's capacity to provide relevant information can help create a society that is more adaptive to its environment; experiences fewer disruptions, dislocation, and injuries; and that operates a more efficient economy.*

*from the NOAA Strategic Plan, December 2010

NOAA Extreme Weather Information Sheets (NEWIS) The NOAA Extreme Weather Information Sheets contain valuable state and local emergency telephone numbers, NOAA websites, media outlets, and evacuation information for residents.