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  • WRN severe weather and flooding

    WRN Ambassadors-

    As severe weather and flooding continue to impact much of the central U.S., we encourage all ambassadors to proactively engage your employees, stakeholders, and social network on how to be "Weather-Ready" for near-term threats and those on the horizon.

    (1) National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 5-11, 2019)

    As part of National Hurricane Preparedness Week, the hurricane hunter aircraft are visiting five communities along the east coast. Learn more here!

    Did you know?

    • Over half of the water-related fatalities during the 2016-18 hurricane seasons were vehicle-related.
    • All five storm surge fatalities in Hurricane Michael last year were over the age of 60 years. Have a plan to assist the elderly and others most vulnerable.
    • Dangers exist even as the storm passes and skies clear - downed power lines, carbon monoxide from generators, and health complications from the cleanup.
    • Category 1 hurricanes since 2010 have caused 175 direct deaths and over $100 billion in damage in the U.S. Significant impacts aren't just caused by major hurricanes.

    (2) Flooding Threat Continues across Central U.S.

    • As the saying goes, "if it can rain, it can flood." Help your community as a WRN Ambassador prepare, respond, and recover from flooding events by taking advantage of our flood safety content and staying aware of the latest conditions on and information from our Weather Enterprise partners.
    • Follow local weather forecast offices on social media. Learn how here.

    (3) Discover Other Awareness Weeks in Your Area

    • Some states have hurricane awareness weeks planned for June and July
    • Guam/Northern Marianas have "Typhoon Awareness Week" May 13-17
    • Other hazards, such as lightning, wildfires, rip currents, safe boating, and cold water (i.e., hypothermia due to river, lake, or ocean cold water) have state awareness weeks as well. Find safety content for all of these hazards here.

    (4) WRN Aviation Ambassador Webpage 

    Does your organization have aviation interests? Learn more about aviation weather services and opportunities to collaborate.

    (5) Other WRN opportunities...

    National Safe Boating Week (May 18-24)
    Summer Safety Campaign (June 1)

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