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Seconds Count, StormReady® Communities are Prepared

Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth. Each year, Americans cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornadoes, and an average of 2 landfalling deadly hurricanes. And this on top of winter storms, intense summer heat, high winds, wild fires and other deadly weather impacts. You can make sure your community is ready for the weather with the National Weather Service’s StormReady® program.

Some 90% of all presidentially declared disasters are weather related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $14 billion in damage. StormReady, a program started in 1999 in Tulsa, OK, helps arm America’s communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property–before and during the event. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs.

StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives. StormReady News headlines detail how it really makes a difference.


52 StormReady Designations: 42 Counties and 3 Communities
1 Commercial Site, 5 Universities, 1 Military Site
11 Supporters

Alabama StormReady sites, see list below

Blue Shading:
StormReady County

Red Dot:
Commercial Site

Purple Plus:
StormReady Supporter
  • Autauga
  • Baldwin
  • Blount
  • Calhoun
  • Cherokee
  • Cleburne
  • Coffee
  • Colbert
  • Covington
  • Cullman
  • Dale
  • Dallas
  • DeKalb
  • Elmore
  • Etowah
  • Fayette
  • Franklin
  • Geneva
  • Henry
  • Houston
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Lauderdale
  • Lawrence
  • Lee
  • Limestone
  • Madison
  • Marion
  • Marshall
  • Mobile
  • Monroe
  • Montgomery
  • Morgan
  • Randolph
  • Russell
  • Shelby
  • St. Clair
  • Talladega
  • Tallapoosa
  • Tuscaloosa
  • Walker
  • Winston
  • Rheem Corp., Montgomery
  • Eastdale Mall, Montgomery
  • General Electric, Decatur
  • Huntsville Utilities, Huntsville
  • Oakwood College, Huntsville
  • Quintard Mall, Oxford
  • Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville
  • Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville
  • Sci-Quest Hands on Science Museum, Huntsville
  • Summit Lifestyle Center, Birmingham
  • Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega
  • U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville
Blue Dot:
StormReady Community
  • Columbiana
  • Oneonta
  • Livingston
Purple Dot:
University Site
  • Auburn University
  • Jacksonville State University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Alabama, Huntsville
  • University of Southern Alabama
Brown Dot: StormReady
Government/Military Site
  • Fort Rucker