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Weather Ready Nation Town Hall and STEM Education Forum-Building Resiliency Into Our Towns, Cities, Communities and Infrastructure to Mitigate the Impacts of Growing Severe Weather Events

Green Apple Day of Service Featuring Weather Ready Nation: Green Our School and Making Our Communities More Resilient to Extreme Weather

Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)

Atlanta, GA

Weather Ready Nation Town Hall and STEM Education...

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Weather Ready Nation Town Hall Event and STEM Education Forum

NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation is about building town, city, community and infrastructure resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events.

Record-breaking snowfall, cold temperatures, extended drought, high heat, severe flooding, violent tornadoes, and massive hurricanes have all combined to reach the greatest number of multi-billion dollar weather disasters in the nation’s history.  

The number and severity of weather realated events has increased and will increase further in the future creating tremendous economic damage, loss of life and permanent disruption of normal development.

Example, Hurricane Sandy alone cause over $60 Billion dollars in economic damage to the Northeast wth significant loss of life. More economic damage has been caused by tornadoes, floods and droughts in the recent years than all orhers combined.  Town, cities and communities must be made more reselient to the impacts of severe weather through being more knowledgable concerning the causes of severe weather, planning, readiness and prepardness.

The devastating impacts of extreme events can be reduced through improved readiness, which is why the Weather-Ready Nation initiative is so important. Through operational initiatives, NOAA’s National Weather Service is transforming its operations to help America respond. In the end, emergency managers, first responders, government officials, businesses and the public will be empowered to make fast, smart decisions to save lives and livelihoods.

The initiative includes improvements in a wide range of areas to support management of the nation’s water supply, understanding of climate-related risks, economic productivity, healthy communities and ecosystems.

 

We invite you to come and learn from local and national weather and climate experts about what is to come and how to better plan for your city, town and community and the funding and resources available.

The STEM Education Forum will provide students with the opportunity to learn first hand about weather and climate issues and events from  experts.  Students will earn merit badges based on participation in moduels.  A special robotics forum will be held as well that features themes from the nation wide Natures Fury robotics theme. 

Also a special weather balloon launch will take place to gather data on actual weather phenomena

The event will feature local weather TV personalities, climate scientist and experts.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Best Academy at Benjamin S. Carson
1890 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30318

Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)


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Green Apple Day of Service Featuring Weather Ready Nation: Green Our School and Making Our Communities More Resilient to Extreme Weather

 

See weblink below for more information on Weather Ready Nation

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/#.Uxlvc86jLT4

The Center for Sustainable Communities and Emerald Cities Atlanta is an active partner in the NOAA Weather Ready Nation Ambassador Initiative

See http://www.weather.gov/

NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation is about building community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events.

Record-breaking snowfall, cold temperatures, extended drought, high heat, severe flooding, violent tornadoes, and massive hurricanes have all combined to reach the greatest number of multi-billion dollar weather disasters in the nation’s history.  

The devastating impacts of extreme events can be reduced through improved readiness, which is why the Weather-Ready Nation initiative is so important. Through operational initiatives, NOAA’s National Weather Service is transforming its operations to help America respond. In the end, emergency managers, first responders, government officials, businesses and the public will be empowered to make fast, smart decisions to save lives and livelihoods.

The initiative includes improvements in a wide range of areas to support management of the nation’s water supply, understanding of climate-related risks, economic productivity, healthy communities and ecosystems.

Building on past successes in decision support services, the National Weather Service is launching community-based pilot projects across the country, ranging in focus from emergency response to integrated environmental services, to enhance the nation’s preparedness. NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research and National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service are moving new science and technology into weather service operations that will improve forecasts, increase lead time and ultimately increase weather-readiness.

Building a Weather-Ready Nation starts with these internal actions, but requires the action of a vast nationwide network of partners including other government agencies and emergency managers, researchers, the media, insurance industry, non-profits, the private sector, the Weather Enterprise and more.

Through a series of symposiums, the national dialog engages these partners in assessing why the nation is experiencing such extreme impacts.

The goal of the dialog is to support the mission of the National Weather Service by reducing risk and increasing community resilience for future extreme events.

All of these actions fall under the umbrella of Weather-Ready Nation. And all support the same end goal: better information for better decisions.

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