DULUTH, MN – The Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers (AMEM) is
pleased to announce that it has been accepted by the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to be one of its newest Weather-Ready Nation
The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is a voluntary, intent-based
initiative intended to galvanize efforts toward building community resilience in the
face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events.
As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™, AMEM will work with its members,
partners, and NOAA to:
– Promote Weather-Ready Nation messages and themes to stakeholders.
– Engage with NOAA personnel on potential collaboration opportunities.
– Serve as an example by educating members on workplace preparedness, and
encouraging personal preparedness at home – and asking members to work with
their local communities and partners on the same.
Beginning in 2011, the Weather Ready Nation initiative has pursued a
comprehensive strategy which includes:
1. Wireless Emergency Alerts
2. Dual-Pol Radar Upgrades
3. Doubling NWS Computing Capability
4. Joining the National Drought Resilience
5. Local Pilot Projects in Washington DC, New
Orleans (LA), Fort Worth (TX), Silver Spring
(CO), and Charleston (WV)
The Association would like to thank AMEM Past President Eric Waage for
spearheading the Association’s effort to seek this recognition and partnership.
For more information on the initiative, visit the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation
For more information about AMEM and its efforts as a NOAA Weather-Ready
Nation Ambassador™, visit the Association’s website