The McReady program is a public-private partnership designed to prepare families for emergencies, to increase awareness of severe weather threats and to help build prepared communities. Each year, the governor proclaims April "McReady Oklahoma Family Preparedness Month" and throughout the month the statewide severe weather preparedness campaign features displays in McDonald’s restaurants. Weather safety shows are held in schools throughout the state. Emergency managers and officials with the National Weather Service hold weather radio programming events and still more McReady partners honor volunteers and host open houses as part of the program.
In addition to the displays packed with brochures and booklets, the campaign includes a weather safety DVD to assist families in preparing for the storm season. The DVD features Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and KOCO Channel 5’s Chief Meteorologist Rick Mitchell. This year you can also register for drawings for NOAA weather radios.
In addition to the Oklahoma Emergency Management Association and Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, McReady partners include the American Red Cross, R.D. Flanagan & Associates, the Office of Gov. Mary Fallin, KOCO Channel 5, KOTV Channel 6, KRMG Radio, McDonald’s Owners/Operators, MOROCH, National Weather Service, OG&E Electric Services, Oklahoma Citizen Corps, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association, The Oklahoman, Salvation Army and Tulsa Partners Inc.