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Local StormReady Advisory Boards

Local StormReady Advisory Boards can enhance the programs to fit local and state situations. These Boards may be set up either on a WFO or statewide basis. Each local board consists of at least the following:

  • NWS office Meteorologist in Charge
  • NWS office Warning Coordination Meteorologist
  • State emergency management agency director or designee*
  • Local emergency management association president or designee*

* One rep per state if local board is WFO-based with multistate responsibility.

The local board oversees all steps leading to the recognition of the StormReady and/or
TsunamiReady community or county. This includes:

  • Developing bylaws for the board’s activities
  • Enhancing the national guidelines for the local area
  • Establishing procedures for verification visits
  • Implementing procedures for application review.

The appropriate local StormReady Advisory Board with at least one additional member, the Tsunami Warning Center’s Geophysicist In Charge, provides local oversight of the TsunamiReady program. The board has authority to enhance TsunamiReady to fit local and state situations. The board is responsible for all steps leading to the recognition of the TsunamiReady community, including implementing procedures for site verification visits and application review.

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Last Updated: February 27, 2001