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StormReady® Supporter for Schools

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StormReady® is a National Weather Service Program that started in 1999. The program was designed to help communities improve their communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property during severe weather. For more information about the StormReady® Program in general, you can visit the national StormReady® website.

Businesses, schools, and other non-governmental entities often establish severe weather safety plans and actively take part and promote severe weather safety awareness activities. An entity that promotes the principles and guidelines of the StormReady program may be eligible to become a StormReady® "Supporter." Potential StormReady® Supporters include schools. For more information, you may visit the StormReady® Supporter website.

National Weather Service Jacksonville is now offering the StormReady® Supporter recognition status to K-12 schools. There is perhaps no greater weather disaster than one that impacts a school full of children. In much the same way that StormReady® saved the lives of 50 movie goers in a single Ohio theater during a tornado outbreak (read more here), the StormReady® Supporter for Schools program could save the lives of hundreds of students and faculty.

The NWS Jacksonville created 4 tiers of recognition that schools can attain when they have achieved a level of severe weather readiness by meeting certain StormReady® Supporter Guidelines, which are listed in the first section below. The tiers of recognition are:

1. Weather Wise School (completed Guidelines 1 & 2)

2. Storm Smart School (completed Guidelines 1-3)

3. StormReady® Supporter School (completed all Guidelines)

4. StormReady® Supporter School District (all public schools are StormReady® Supporter Schools)

If you are interested the StormReady® Supporter program for your school, please email the NWS Jacksonville and let us know of your interest. We will help you with the application process, which includes two steps:

1.  Your school must satisfy all of the Guidelines below, and
2. You must complete the application below and submit to NWS Jacksonville for review. You can either mail or email your applications.


StormReady® schools will be presented with a certificate and also a sign for outdoor display. The sign will demonstrate to the community the school's dedication to the safety of the children.  Click here for pictures of area StormReady® presentations.

 StormReady® Supporter Guidelines
 Individual School Guidelines  Rich Text (.rtf) Format  Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) Format
 StormReady® Supporter Application Forms
 Individual School Application  Rich Text (.rtf) Format  Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) Format
 School District Application  Rich Text (.rtf) Format  Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) Format
 Other Links
 Sample Severe Weather Emergency Plan  Rich Text (.rtf) Format  Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) Format
 Sample Severe Weather Emergency Plan Quick-Reference Guide  Rich Text (.rtf) Format  Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) Format
  S.P.O.T. Course
(Spotter Training)
 Click to Begin Course  S.P.O.T. Quiz
(severe weather coordinator will administer quiz)
  S.W.A.T. Course
(Severe Weather Risk Assessment Training)
Click to Begin Course  S.W.A.T. Quiz
(severe weather coordinator will administer quiz)
 StormReady® Supporter Contact Information
 Mail Applications to: National Weather Service
Jacksonville Weather Forecast Office
Attn: Angie Enyedi
13701 Fang Drive
Jacksonville, Fl 32218
 Email Applications and Questions to:   Angie Enyedi , National Weather Service Jacksonville


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