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Press Release

March 25, 2014

The Weather Channel Praises Atlanta City Council for Its Support of Public Safety Programming

Atlanta -- The Weather Channel today praised the Atlanta City Council for passing a resolution 14-R-3324, that cites the public safety benefits of its 24/7 programming.

The resolution, filed by Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms (Vice Chair of the Public Safety Committee) and Councilman Ivory Young, cites the importance of The Weather Channel in disseminating life-saving information during weather emergencies, which enables residents to make informed decisions regarding work, travel and recreation plans.

Moreover, the Council recognized The Weather Channel as a valued member of the greater Atlanta Business community and wanted to acknowledge their contribution to the safety of the citizens of the City of Atlanta.

“We appreciate the Atlanta City Council's interest in what we at The Weather Channel provide to the community,” said David Kenny, CEO of The Weather Channel. “As the resolution cites, The Weather Channel constantly invests in the science and technology of forecasting in order to deliver accurate forecasts for our viewers.  We are glad to partner with all leaders in government in our hometown to ensure that we deliver the most accurate and up-to-date information at all times.”

Every day nationwide, millions of households rely on The Weather Channel to provide critical and accurate real-time weather-related information. With more than 220 meteorologists, forecasting covers the entire United States from the national and regional level, all the way down to the hyper-local street-level. The Weather Channel also maintains two-way partnerships with public and non-profit emergency response organizations, including The American Red Cross, FEMA and NOAA, allowing for a constant flow and disbursement of critical weather-related information when it matters most.

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