What We’re Watching: 12/16/11

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At the end of each week, we post a "What We’re Watching" blog as we look ahead to the weekend and recap events from the week. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend.

Potential Severe Weather
A regular part of our weekly What We’re Watching blog is a look at upcoming potential severe weather. Looking ahead to the weekend and into Monday, our friends at the National Weather Service are calling for heavy rains in northern Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Nebraska. And for those in Southern California, wind advisories and high wind warnings have been issued due to the return of the Santa Ana winds.

And as temperatures continue to drop around the country with the onset of winter, I remind you to visit www.Ready.gov/winter to learn how you can prepare your family, home and business for severe winter weather.

And wherever your weekend plans take you, check weather.gov (or mobile.weather.gov on your phone) for your most up-to-date weather forecast.

Planning Our New Year’s Resolutions
Believe it or not, only two weeks remain in 2011 – which means it’s the time for us make our resolutions and promises for the New Year. As you mull over the many options you have for making a New Year’s resolution – from eating less sweets to reading more books – consider making a resolution to get more prepared for an emergency. As Administrator Fugate said earlier this week, it’s an easy commitment to keep, and one that could ultimately save your life or that of someone you love.

So visit http://www.ready.gov/ today to learn about staying informed, creating a family communication plan, making your family emergency kit, and getting involved in your local community.

(For our partners in the private sector, emergency management, faith-based or non-profit organizations, visit Ready.gov/resolve for ready-made resources to share with your group about making this important resolution.)

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07/10/2012 - 15:10
Posted on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 16:24
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