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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Surprise receives NWS StormReady certification; September is National Preparedness Month

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Surprise announced Thursday night that it has completed its certification and is now a designated National Weather Service StormReady community!

Communities that receive a StormReady certification must prove that safety action plans, communications strategies, and education outreach initiatives are in place in advance of severe weather events.

As a StormReady-certified community, Surprise encourages residents to be prepared for emergencies such as severe storms, floods and extreme heat by planning ahead.

September is National Preparedness Month! Residents are encouraged to be “Prepared, Not Scared” for emergencies by proactively preparing for unplanned situations.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) partners with cities throughout the country promote community preparedness and recovery outreach education throughout the year. The Agency operates, a website dedicated to providing readiness resources for families and communities.

This year’s theme for September, “Prepared, Not Scared” focuses on family and community planning topics such as saving for disaster costs, teaching youth about disaster preparation and getting involved in your community’s preparedness planning.

Visit to learn more about preparing your family, pets, and finances ahead of emergencies.

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