Weather Awareness Resource Network was created on
February 24, 1999. Millions of
people all over the world are in harms way each and every day because they just don't know
what to do when severe weather or a disaster hits their community. Each year we see it on
local news stations, read it in the newspaper or have heard it on radio. People losing
their lives during thunderstorms being hit by lightning, people drowning because they
drive their cars into flooded roadways, lives lost during tornadoes because people are not
prepared, hurricanes claiming lives as people venture out when the calm of the eye is over
them, heat related deaths, frostbite and I can go on and on.
Weather Awareness Resource Network has been created to inform the general
public on the dangers associated with severe weather, to bring the public to
a heightened level of awareness so that one day we can all coexist with the
forces of mother nature while minimizing the loss of life and property due
to the efforts of everyone working as a team."
It is now time to put an
end to people losing their lives needlessly just because they are not properly informed.
Yes, the local media informs us all, but do people know what to do when watches and
warnings go into effect? Do people really understand what can happen to them or their
property when severe weather hits? The answer in most cases is NO. Go ahead and do a
survey in your area. You may be shocked by what you find. You may be saying to yourself, I
know there is a need to get people more informed but what can I do being just one person.
The answer is PLENTY! As we gain popularity and the word spreads about what we are trying
to achieve, even more people will get involved. We will all be one massive united team
working together, attempting to achieve our goals which are, to save peoples lives and
property! The more people who get involved the faster we can all get the word out. So, as
you can see you are a VERY important part of the "bigger" picture in order to
achieve the above mentioned goals.
We CAN and WILL make a
difference but not alone! Let's work together and assemble the largest team of volunteers
ever and stop the unnecessary loss of life and property right here and now. All you need
to have is the desire to want to make a difference in your community. We will achieve our
goals by distributing materials which are supplied to us by (F.E.M.A.) Federal Emergency
Management Agency, The American Red Cross and various insurance companies all at no charge
to you! You don't even need to know anything about weather because the brochures will
explain everything for you! Imagine this. One day as you are handing out your brochures,
someone comes up to you and says, "you know, you gave me some information a few weeks
back and when the severe weather hit we were really prepared and it saved my life! I just
wanted to thank you" Can you think of anything else that you can do that is so
rewarding? I sure can't! Even if we save just one persons life or property isn't that well
worth our time and efforts? You bet it is!
The time is now to make
the decision to become involved and make a difference in your community starting today!.
Tell everyone you know and spread the word to as many people as possible about W.A.R.N. Young or old it makes no difference as everyone is welcome to take part! As the old saying
goes, " An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". W.A.R.N. is here to stay and always will be as long as there is a person who's life or property may
be in danger because of lack of knowledge. It will be because of people like you why we
will be such a huge success, and it will all be because you cared enough and wanted to
make a difference.
like to thank The Federal Emergency Management Agency and The Red Cross for supplying
the brochures and posters that are available to W.A.R.N. members for
distribution in our Members Only Area and for making this possible.
Awareness Resource Network