All it takes is one storm.
PLAN!T NOW was formed in 2004 after Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 storm, struck the island nation of Grenada, reducing its rain forest to shrubs, removing roofs from 90 percent of homes, and killing dozens–including children.
Originally formed as the Grenada Relief Fund, we assisted in recovery projects in the country, furthering the understanding that appropriate preparedness measures can have a significant positive impact on how a community fares during a storm.
Through our work we learned this important lesson: Disaster happens when preparation doesn’t.
Today PLAN!T NOW advocates for the power of preparedness as we educate, engage and connect people and organizations preparing for and dealing with natural and human-made disasters.
Through a range of programs and resources–including funding emergency kits and planning tools for families in need in Mexico and the U.S.–we’re working to expand our reach to make more communities safer, now and for the future.
We cannot stop storms from occurring, but with your help, we can stop them from destroying the lives of many. Please give now.
Join PLAN!T NOW’s wise friend “Owlie” on a severe-weather preparedness adventure through lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and winter storms–all while learning about severe weather science and safety.
Developed in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service, the American Meteorological Society and the National Education Association, the Young Meteorologist Program is a fun way to show kids how to plan now so they can protect themselves and help their families when a real storm comes.
Help Owlie reach more students!
The Young Meteorologist Program is an innovative, digital evolution of the NOAA National Weather Service’s famed Owlie Skywarn program. Since its inception, the Owlie Skywarn program has helped countless educators and meteorologists teach students and their communities on how to survive weather crises.
You can help YMP reach more students across the country with this engaging educational tool that promotes learning in science, math and reading through gameplay!
To learn more about how YMP works and how you can get involved with the project, visit www.youngmeteorologist.org