Severe weather poses a risk to public safety all year and the frequency of major, billion-dollar disasters in the U.S. has more than doubled in the last 5 years.

Emergency managers know first-hand the damage and destruction caused by these storms. 

We want to hear your story.

Share your lessons learned working in emergency management when it comes to natural disasters like tornadoes, wild fires, hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, heat waves and other types of severe weather.

Your first-hand experience can help others in your field be better prepared to handle future disasters.

By participating, you will be among the first to receive a copy of the complete guide of severe weather stories we collect from emergency managers all across the country. With this guide in hand, you and your team will be better prepared for the next major storm.

Here are some snippets from stories that have already been submitted:

"Communicate, communicate, communicate! Not only that, but have at least Plan B and Plan C methods of communicating, as a disruption of this magnitude (Hurricane Sandy in New York) in a major urban area can make normal communications extremely difficult."
"Recently the "normal" summer thunderstorms have not been so normal. For the past 3 weeks, the mid-day 30 minute thunderstorms have wreaked havoc in our community on a weekly basis. Major roadways have been flooded like we have never seen before, homes that have no creeks, ponds or spillways anywhere near them have been inundated with water and flooding."
"In June of 2014, the Wilson County School District in Tennessee became the first school district in Tennessee to hire a professional emergency manager to oversee the district crisis planning... In the spring of 2016 the area was under a tornado watch as a line storms passed through."

Tell us your story!