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What is “StormReady”?

StormReady is a voluntary program developed by the National Weather Service to help communities implement procedures to reduce the potential for disastrous, weather-related events. It helps communities attain a new level of preparedness and encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improve local hazardous weather operations plans, communication, and public awareness.


October 10, 2011: Lubbock County has been recognized as StormReady.

May 1, 2009: Muleshoe and Bailey County have been recognized as StormReady.

January 16, 2008: Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center received their StormReady certificate. Click on the map below for more details.

September 27, 2007: Childress City and County received their StormReady certificates. Click on the map below for more details.

The communities and counties in blue print (below) are StormReady. What are you waiting for? Find out how to get your community StormReady! Answers to your questions can be found below!

Map of County Warning Area with StormReady communities Plainview StormReady Link Terry County StormReady Link Brownfield  StormReady Link Lubbock StormReady Link Floydada StormReady Link Paducah StormReady Link Cottle County StormReady Link


What does it take to be StormReady?

What are the benefits for my community in becoming “StormReady”?

How do we apply for StormReady?

Now that I’ve applied, what happens next?

StormReady Communities across Texas

South Plains StormReady Advisory Board

A link to the National StormReady site. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.