What We’re Watching: 7/26/13

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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.

Tropical Storms Dorian & Flossie

We continue to closely watch both Tropical Storm Dorian in the Atlantic and Topical Storm Flossie in the Pacific.  Although at this time there are no watches and warnings in effect for either storms, we encourage residents in projected paths to take action now and prepare.  Tropical storms still present dangerous hazards such as winds over 70mph, tornadoes, heavy rain and flooding.  We urge everyone to closely monitor your local weather conditions and follow the instructions of local officials.  Make sure your emergency kit is fully stocked with the things your family may need.  Head over to Ready.gov on your computer or m.fema.gov/hurricanes on your phone for hurricane safety tips and information on tailoring your family’s emergency kit.

We will continue to provide updates on both storms as necessary, especially through our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Public-Private Partnership Conference

As part of our continued efforts to better engage with the private sector, the Department of Homeland Security, in partnership with FEMA, U.S. Northern Command and American Red Cross, are hosting the Third Annual Building Resilience through Public-Private Partnerships Conference next week on July 30-31, 2013. 

The conference attracts participants from the public and private sectors to promote innovation in furthering public-private partnerships to make our neighborhoods and country more resilient.  We’ll be live tweeting from @FEMALive during the conference, so if you’re on Twitter you can follow the conversation by using #PPPconf

Visit FEMA’s Private Sector page for more information on the conference and how we engage our private sector partners.

Photos of the Week

Here’s a few of my favorite photos from the past week. For more photos, head over to our Photo Library.

Union Beach, N.J., July 24, 2013 -- A King Street United Brethren Church volunteer prepares the substructure of a storm battered home before installing insulation. This is a coordinated effort from various non-profit organizations to aid homeowners to rebuild their damaged homes after Hurricane Sandy. Union Beach, N.J., July 24, 2013 -- A King Street United Brethren Church volunteer prepares the substructure of a storm battered home before installing insulation. This is a coordinated effort from various non-profit organizations to aid homeowners to rebuild their damaged homes after Hurricane Sandy.

 

Lyons, Mich., July 25, 2013 --Susan Craft, DPW Maintenance Superintendent, points out to FEMA Project Specialist Ron Hamilton how the bridge is endangered by the loss of riprap during the flooding of the river. FEMA Public Assistance Grants are available following application and inspection, to cover at least 75% of the cost of repair.Lyons, Mich., July 25, 2013 -- Susan Craft, DPW Maintenance Superintendent, points out to FEMA Project Specialist Ron Hamilton how the bridge is endangered by the loss of riprap during the flooding of the river. FEMA Public Assistance Grants are available following application and inspection, to cover at least 75% of the cost of repair.

Have a great (and safe) weekend!

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07/26/2013 - 15:53
Posted on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 15:53
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