The National Weather Service New York Office has renewed the City of Norwalk as a “StormReady” community in recognition of the city’s active participation in the StormReady program.
Norwalk received the StormReady designation in 2009. The renewal certifies the city through 2015. Norwalk is one of seven Connecticut Communities so designated, four of which, including Westport, Bridgeport and Ridgefield, are in Fairfield County.
StormReady, a program started in 1999 in Tulsa, OK, helps arm America's communities with the communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property--before and during the event. StormReady helps community leaders and emergency managers strengthen local safety programs. The National Weather Service notes StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. No community is storm proof, but StormReady can help communities save lives.