Port Tampa Bay Receives Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Designation

By ,   November 6, 2015 ,   Cruise Industry

Port Tampa Bay announced that it had received the designation of Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). This announcement followed a July announcement that the port had been certified as the first seaport nationwide as “StormReady” by NOAA, meaning that it is part of a select group of entities that are significantly prepared with action plans for a variety of heavy weather events, including hurricanes.

The port said that the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners that are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, Port Tampa Bay is committing to work with NOAA and other ambassadors in the program to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.