Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) has won Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador classification.

This classification formally recognises National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) partners that are working to strengthen the United States’ resistance to extreme weather, water and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, ATL will educate stakeholders and local communities on severe weather preparedness. Additionally, ATL is working with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.

This new designation furthers the collaboration ATL’s Emergency Management (EM) has established with the National Weather Service (NWS) and strengthens the airport’s commitment to ensuring the safety of its passengers and employees. ATL’s EM Preparedness Team spearheaded the effort to meet all requirements and guidelines.

“I’m proud of the EM team’s actions that led to this designation,” said Gus Hudson, ATL assistant general manager of emergency management. “This designation represents our ongoing commitment to partnering with our stakeholders, surrounding communities, state and federal partners in preparedness efforts of weather awareness.”

This is ATL’s second NWS designation, the airport having earned StormReady designation in 2017. 

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