Your Data : StormReady

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management is among the agencies that provide statistics to, and one significant metric included in their data is the number of Oklahoma jurisdictions that have completed the National Weather Service StormReady program.

StormReady helps provide communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property before and during severe weather events. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs. The more than 500 municipal, county, school, tribal and medical entity emergency management programs statewide are all candidates for StormReady.

It is important to measure this objective because it helps identify the state’s preparedness levels which are directly dependent on the preparedness of local jurisdictions, businesses, schools and universities as well as individual households.

There are over 2,275 StormReady sites across the nation, and since 2011, the number of jurisdictions in Oklahoma has grown, by 11.7%. An increase in the number of StormReady jurisdictions signifies an increase in community preparedness, and therefore an increase in overall preparedness for the state. Oklahoma looks to these entities that have worked to become StormReady sites as models.

Find more information at OKStateStat.