Servicio Nacional de Meteorología hace Reconocimiento al municipio de Caguas como StormReady®


(L to R) Caguas City Mayor Hon. William Miranda-Marin, City Security Comissioner Col.Luis F. Miranda, Vice-Mayor Wilfredo Puig, Caguas Emergency Management Director Luis E. Santiago, and  WFO San Juan WCM Rafael Mojica (Photo: Caguas City EM)

(22 de mayo, 2009) -- Oficiales del Servicio Nacional de Meteorología han reconocido la ciudad de Caguas, PR, como una comunidad StormReady®. Rafael Mojica, meteorólogo de coordinación y aviso del Servicio Nacional de Meteorología en San Juan, presentó un reconocimiento durante la conferencia anual sobre huracanes llevada a cabo en el Centro de Bellas Artes de Caguas. Caguas es el quinto municipio en Puerto Rico en ser reconocido como tormReady. Con esa designación, Caguas se une a otras comunidades en Puerto Rico que han obtenido ser parte de StormReady™ cpmo Juncos, San Lorenzo, Dorado y Mayagüez. 

The nationwide community preparedness program uses a grassroots approach to help communities develop plans to handle local severe weather and flooding threats. The program is voluntary and provides communities with clear-cut advice from the local National Weather Service forecast office and state and local emergency managers. The program began in 1999 with seven communities in the Tulsa area. Today, there are more than 1,460 StormReady communities.

To be recognized as StormReady, a community must establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center; have more than one way to receive severe weather forecasts and warnings and to alert the public; create a system that monitors local weather conditions; promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars; and, develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises.

Disaster preparedness is everyone's responsibility. Educating yourself and your family on environmental hazards, maintaining a disaster supply kit, and having an emergency plan in place, are all proactive ways you can be better prepared.
The StormReady recognition expires in three years, after which the municipality will go through a renewal process. For more information on the National Weather Service's StormReady program, visit: is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.