As part of the Weather Ready Ambassador Initiative, Nextdoor will deliver hyperlocal weather and emergency messages and information to Nextdoor neighborhoods across the United States.
“Ambassadors are critical to building a weather-ready nation,” said Louis Ucellini, Ph.D, director of NOAA’s National Weather Service. “We welcome Nextdoor as a new ambassador who is committed to empowering its members with lifesaving information about extreme weather events.”
Inclement weather can wreak havoc on cities, towns, and communities wherever it strikes, and neighbors are often the first people we turn to for help in the wake of any kind of disaster. Neighbors across the country have used Nextdoor to ask for help and get assistance from their community in the wake of floods, fires, and even hurricanes.
The Weather Ready Ambassador initiative is NOAA’s effort to formally recognize partners who are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events.
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