As Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, we offer information and tips for surviving natural disaster and weather emergencies year-round, now, during National Preparedness Month we want to remind you to actively take part, and make a special effort tomorrow for America's PrepareAthon.WRN-Ambassador Know your risk Emergencies can happen anywhere, at any time. It is important to understand potential risks where you live. What you can do:
  1. Bookmark to stay informed on severe weather.
  2. Learn about Wireless Emergency Alerts, messages that will be sent to your phone during an emergency.
  3. Get practical tips on preparing for disaster at
Take action Make sure that you and your family are prepared for an emergency. Ensure that you can go for at least three days without electricity, water service, access to a supermarket, or other local services. What you can do:
  1. Prepare a disaster supply kit with at least three days of food and water.
  2. Create a Family Emergency Plan, so that your family knows how to communicate during an emergency.
  3. Obtain a NOAA Weather Radio.
Be an example Be a positive influence on your community by sharing your preparedness story. Let your friends and family know that you’re prepared for an emergency – and that they should be prepared too. Research has shown that many people won’t prepare until they see others doing so. What you can do:
  1. Share your preparedness story on Facebook so that friends and family will know what you’ll do in case of disaster.
  2. Tell the world you’re prepared on Twitter using hashtag #NATLPREP.
  3. Get involved with your local American Red Cross Chapter or train with a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
You don’t know when an emergency might occur. These simple steps will help you be prepared for the worst. FEMA’s website provides detailed information on what may be most important to you and your family.  You can find specific information tailored to specifics needs such as people with disabilities, seniors, assisting children, business readiness, and even information for you pets. For more information, see NOAA is working with FEMA and other agencies to help improve disaster readiness through campaigns such as National Preparedness Month. Through efforts such as the Weather-Ready Nation initiative, NOAA seeks to build community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather events.