|When seconds count, StormReady communities are prepared!|
|In order to be recognized
a county or community must establish an infrastructure for the rapid exchange of information between the National Weather
Service (NWS) and the general populace. This is especially critical for severe thunderstorm warnings, tornado warnings, and
flash flood warnings...when every second counts.
A recurring public information campaign must also be conducted within the county or community to ensure people know what action to take when a warning is issued by the NWS.
A StormReady county or community does not mean storm proof. Hazardous weather will, unfortunately, still affect the region. However, with rapid and widespread access to weather information,and with proper knowledge of what to do when a warning is issued, loss of life, injury, and destruction of property will be kept to a minimum.
StormReady communities in the NWS Mt. Holly, NJ forecast area.