Dorado Community TsunamiReady and StormReady Recognition Ceremony. From Left to right... Roger Owens (PREMA), Israel Matos (WFO SU MIC), Christa Von Hillebrandt (Puerto Rico Seismic Center Director), Bill Proenza (NWSR Regional Director), Victor Pepin Rodriguez (Dorado City Chief EM), Jesus F.Ortiz (Dorado City EM Volunteer), Carlos Lopez Rivera (Dorado City Mayor), Rafael Mojica (WFO SJU WCM), and in the background middle from left to right Orlando Bermudez and Ernesto Morales (WFO SJU Forecasters)
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Dorado Municipality, Puerto Rico, has earned the National Weather Service TsunamiReady™ and StormReady™designation, better equipping emergency managers to prepare and warn its citizens about tsunamis and severe weather.
The Dorado emergency management team fulfilled a rigorous set of warning communication and evacuation planning criteria that establish preparedness standards for tsunami and severe weather hazards with the cooperation and support of the Puerto Rico Seismic Network and the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency.
Bill Proenza, Regional Director for the National Weather Service Southern Region, Israel Matos, meteorologist-in-charge, and Rafael Mojica, warning coordination meteorologist, from the National Weather Service forecast office in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Christa Von-Hillebrandt, Puerto Rico Seismic Center Director, presented the the Dorado City Mayor and Chief Emergency Manager with recognition certificates, letters and TsunamiReady™ and StormReady® road signs.
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Dorado City Skywarn Spotter Class.
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The TsunamiReady™ program is part of NOAA National Weather Service's working partnership with the International Association of Emergency Managers, the National Emergency Management Association and the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program. The TsunamiReady™ and StormReady™designation must be renewed after three years.