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National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 2–8

This is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, during which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency join together to enhance public awareness of the need to prepare for natural disasters...
March 6, 2014

This is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, during which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) join together to enhance public awareness of the need to prepare for natural disasters.

In 2013, there were seven weather and climate disaster events, with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. These events included five severe weather and tornado events, a major flood event, and the western drought/heat wave. Overall, these events killed 109 people and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted.

During National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 2-8, 2014, NOAA and FEMA will highlight the importance of preparing for severe weather before it strikes. They offer a page of resources, including a backgrounder with an overview on National Severe Weather Preparedness Week—also en Español.

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