What We’re Watching: 2/10/12

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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.

Weather Outlook
This weekend, our friends at the National Weather Service predict heavy snowfall in the Great Plains and parts of the Northeast. Severe drought conditions are expected to continue throughout parts of the South and Southeast.

Although there are no other significant weather threats, we encourage you to monitor your area’s local forecast. Stay up-to-date on your local forecast by visiting weather.gov or mobile.weather.gov on your mobile device.

New Training Course: Integrating Emergency Management Education into Your Institution
We wanted to highlight a new training course being offered by our Emergency Management Institute in partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. EMI will be hosting the new course aimed at creating a more diverse population of emergency management professionals.

The E390 Integrating Emergency Management Education into Your Institution is a two-day course targeted for Hispanic-Serving Institutions, department chairs of emergency management -related disciplines such as sociology, geography, public administration, or psychology.

For more information on the training and application form on-line, visit our website.

FEMA Think Tank
Deputy Administrator Serino will host the second Think Tank conference call next Friday, Feb. 17 at 1:00 p.m. EST (10:00 a.m. PDT) from San Francisco, CA. The Deputy Administrator will be in Silicon Valley (the Mecca of technology) to discuss the use of technology and social media in emergency management.

The call is open to the public, so anyone interested can join the call. The call in number is 800-369-1986 and password is Think Tank February. You can access the captioning for the event and follow the discussion and ask questions on Twitter by searching and using #femathinktank.

Tech @ State Recap
Here are a few photos from “Tech @ State” of Administrator Fugate speaking about the role of social media in disaster response and the many challenges emergency managers face when trying to create real-time awareness.

Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 2010 -- Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator, discusses the range of challenges that exist when trying to create real-time awareness, especially in the context of breaking news or events, crisis response and citizen engagement at Tech @ State. The event was hosted by the U.S. Department of State.


Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 2010 -- Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator, discusses the range of challenges that exist when trying to create real-time awareness, especially in the context of breaking news or events, crisis response and citizen engagement at Tech @ State. The event was hosted by the U.S. Department of State.

Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 2010 -- Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator, discusses the range of challenges that exist when trying to create real-time awareness, especially in the context of breaking news or events, crisis response and citizen engagement at Tech @ State. The event was hosted by the U.S. Department of State.


Washington, D.C., Jan. 30, 2010 -- Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator, discusses the range of challenges that exist when trying to create real-time awareness, especially in the context of breaking news or events, crisis response and citizen engagement at Tech @ State. The event was hosted by the U.S. Department of State.

Preparedness Makes Sense for Indian Country
We wanted to share a video with information specific to Indian Country with tips on how to prepare for emergency situations. No matter where you live, it is important to prepare for an emergency.

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Posted on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 17:55
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