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StormReady

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In July of 2015 the Town of Hilton Head Island received StormReady designation form the National Weather Service. StormReady is the National Weather Service's national community preparedness program that helps communities develop plans to handle all types of severe weather.

The following standards must be met to be
designated a StormReady Community:

  • Have a 24-hour warning point (Dispatch Center) and emergency operations center
  • Have more than one way to receive severe weather warnings and forecasts and to alert the public
  • Have a system that monitors weather conditions locally
  • Promote the importance of public readiness
  • Develop a formal hazardous weather plan and holding emergency exercises.
  • Complete a site visit by the National Weather Service

The StormReady designation recognizes the Town's ongoing commitment to public safety and preparedness. Communities maintain the designation for three years and must go through another application process to be re-designated.

For more information on StormReady go to www.stormready.noaa.gov/external link icon

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