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The Weather Channel Calls for Nominations for Severe Weather Heroes

August 23, 2011

ATLANTA, Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Weather Channel® is calling for nominations of everyday people who have helped their friends, family, neighbors or strangers in ways big or small during severe weather – be it a flood, tornado, hurricane, drought or snowstorm – for the chance to win $2,000 and be featured on The Weather Channel. From August 22 – September 7, consumers can visit www.facebook.com/TheWeatherChannel to share how they or others have helped someone in need as a result of this year’s devastating weather events.

Across the country, from California wildfires and tornadoes that ravaged the Midwest and Southeast to blizzards that battered the East Coast and a widespread drought, 2011 saw violent weather cut a swath through many American towns, changing their tight knit communities forever. But wherever a storm wreaked havoc, selfless, generous and courageous acts emerged as well. Saving a neighbor’s child, welcoming others into one’s home, donating goods and services – people have gone above and beyond to help those in need around them.

Starting September 7, The Weather Channel Facebook fans, viewers and weather.com users will vote for the most deserving severe weather superstar. From five finalists, three will win $2,000 and share their stories on a limited-run series premiering in December on The Weather Channel hosted by Steve Watson (Monster House, Don’t Sweat It). The show’s concept is close to Watson’s heart, as his hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee, was hit by a tornado earlier this year. Watson raised more than $400,000 to help the town rebuild.

Now is the time to recognize and thank these people for their contributions. Submit nominations via www.facebook.com/TheWeatherChannel.

About The Weather Channel Companies

The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) is made up of TWC television network, TWC digital properties, and Weather Services International (WSI). Based in Atlanta, The Weather Channel® is seen in 100 million+ U.S. households. TWC operates Weatherscan, a 24-hour all-local weather network; TWC Radio Network; and TWC HD. The most popular source of online weather news and information, TWCC properties reach 60 million monthly Web consumers (weather.com and Desktop) and 32 million monthly mobile users (mobile Web and applications).WSI, headquartered in Andover, MA, primarily provides business-to-business weather services to media, aviation, marine and energy sectors. For more information, visit www.weather.com/press.

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