Travelers each day are impacted somewhere by the weather. Whether it is a flight being delayed or canceled due to storms or whether it is an weather related emergency when traveling abroad, the weather is one aspect of our travel which we cannot avoid. There are of course, ways that we can miss some of the weather related issues such as avoiding areas which are prone to this type of occurrence or at least avoiding the seasons that produce this inclement weather. If you do choose to travel to areas which often have weather related issues, it is very important that you keep track of situations before they develop. Smart Travel & Incentives invites you to look closer at travel and the weather. Learn what NOAA is doing to help prepare as well as what you can do when preparing as well. Learn how to reduce your weather related travel issues with Smart Travel & Incentives. This year has proven to be one to take note of in the U.S. According to NOAA or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. has already experienced nine separate disasters which caused over 1 billion dollars or more of damage. This ties the record set in 2008. Severe weather causes loss in a variety of ways including loss of wages, income of those working in industries affected, loss of homes and travel revenue as well as loss of life. In order to combat this, the National Weather Service has announced that they will be doing the following: • Improving forecasts and local communication • Improving support services and developing mobile ready teams • Creating new and innovative solutions for technology • Strengthening partnerships • Working with other emergency management more efficiently. As weather related incidents impact us all, including travelers, research will continue to offer new solutions to assist in combating weather related incidents for those most impacted. If you would like more information on how the National Weather Service is planning on trying to build a more weather ready nation, visit NOAA online for more information. Learn more about travel and how to save more on your vacations with Smart Travel & Incentives as your travel partner. From how to travel more efficiently to news that matters most to you when dealing with travel and vacation planning, Smart Travel & Incentives would like to help. Enjoy your vacations more, learn more and travel more with Smart Travel & Incentives today.