San Francisco, CA, July 11, 2017 — Nextdoor (nextdoor.com), the free and private social network for neighborhoods, today announced it has joined the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The initiative is NOAA”s effort to formally recognize partners who are improving the nation”s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events.
As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, Nextdoor will deliver hyperlocal, targeted weather safety and emergency messages and information to Nextdoor neighborhoods across the United States.
“Ambassadors are critical to building a Weather-Ready Nation,” said Louis Uccellini, Ph.D., Director of NOAA’s National Weather Service. “We welcome Nextdoor as a new ambassador who is committed to empowering its members with lifesaving information about extreme weather events.”
More than 146,000 neighborhoods across the United States, representing over 75 percent of the country, are using Nextdoor to connect, communicate, and discuss important local topics in their communities. During inclement weather, natural disasters, or times of emergency, neighbors repeatedly turn to Nextdoor as the primary way to communicate with others and ask for assistance. Now, neighbors will be able to find hyperlocal information regarding extreme weather, water, and climate events directly on Nextdoor.
“Local communities are often our first line of defense against any kind of disaster,” said Nirav Tolia, Co-Founder and CEO of Nextdoor. “We”re honored to partner with NOAA and share their mission of building communities and, ultimately, a nation that is ready, responsive, and resilient to the impacts of extreme weather events.”
Nextdoor is free for neighborhoods to use, and is available on Web, iOS, and Android devices. Neighborhoods establish their own Nextdoor communities, and all members must verify that they live within the neighborhood before joining Nextdoor. Those interested in joining their neighborhood”s Nextdoor website can visit www.nextdoor.com and enter their address. If residents have questions about their Nextdoor website, please visit help.nextdoor.com.
Nextdoor (nextdoor.com) is the free and private social network for neighborhoods. Using Nextdoor’s platform, available on Web and mobile devices, neighbors create private online communities where they get to know one another, ask questions, exchange advice and recommendations, and address crime and safety concerns. More than 146,000 neighborhoods across the United States are using Nextdoor to build stronger and safer places to call home.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Nextdoor is a privately held company with the backing of prominent investors, including Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Tiger Global Management, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and others.
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce that focuses on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration, and supporting marine commerce, NOAA”s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America”s gross domestic product.