WRN-AmbassadorAs you may know, Hurricane Matthew is expected to impact the southeastern U.S. over the next few days. As Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, we encourage you to access these preparedness information resources and most importantly, we'd like to motivate you, your employees, friends, families, and community to prepare and respond to #Matthew. The rain, flooding, storm surge, and wind of a hurricane can be life-threatening.


STEP 1: Check your local forecast on weather.gov, mobile.nws.gov, commercial apps, or your local TV/radio station, and make sure your NOAA Weather Radio is ready to go!

STEP 2: Prepare with tips from http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hurricane/plan.shtml and the below infographic.

STEP 3: Work your plan!

STEP 4: Follow your local forecast office on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with #Matthew

Go to http://www.weather.gov/socialmedia

Here are a few notable accounts:

National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Specialist Unit Operations @NHC_Atlantic
Real-time, operational information or announcements regarding active tropical cyclones and disturbances, for our two basins of responsibility. Automated tweets are generated whenever a Public Advisory (TCP) or Tropical Cyclone Update (TCU) has been issued.

Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch @NHC_TAFB
Issues more than 100 marine products daily covering millions of square miles of the Atlantic and eastern Pacific Ocean.

Storm Surge @NHC_Surge
Storm surge forecasts during an event, resources permitting. The feed will enhance preparedness and outreach efforts throughout the year, and provide news and announcements on updates to the SLOSH modeling system and storm surge decision support tools.

STEP 5: Share these simple steps #Matthew with others!

Hurricane Infographic