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Author: Dan Watson
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.Federal Assistance Available for Residents Impacted by Last Week’s Severe StormsFollowing severe weather across the South and Southeast that resulted in tornadoes and flooding, President Obama declared major disasters in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Florida, making assistance available to residents in designated counties who were affected by the storms. This week, President Obama...
Posted On: May 9, 2014
Author: Dan Watson
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.Editor's Note: The America’s PrepareAthon! Google+ Hangout section has been updated with a link for lLive Closed Captioning for the event.Supporting Individuals and Communities Impacted by the Washington MudslidesEarlier this week, President Obama announced a major disaster declaration for the state of Washington in response to the Oso Mudslide. The President's action makes federal...
Posted On: April 4, 2014
Author: Dan Watson
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 OutlookAccording to the National Weather Service, this weekend from the Upper Midwest to New England, you can expect cooler temperatures than we’d expect for this time of year. A low pressure system off the coast of Texas is also expected to strengthen and move into the Southeast, bringing heavy rain and high winds from the Florida Panhandle to Eastern North Carolina.As the...
Posted On: March 14, 2014
Author: Dan Watson
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 OutlookAccording to the National Weather Service, there’s a mix of winter weather in store for parts of the country this weekend. Parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes should expect cold temperatures this weekend, particularly Sunday. Heavy rain and mountain snow is also expected for parts of Oregon, Northern California and Northern Idaho. Heavy rain is forecasted for parts of...
Posted On: March 7, 2014
Author: Dan Watson
FEMA, through its regional offices in Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Denton, TX, and its National Watch Center in Washington, D.C. as well as its federal partners, including the National Weather Service continues to monitor the winter storm that made its way up the East Coast. It brought as much as 18 inches of snow to some areas and over an inch of ice.Conditions have continued to improve as the storm moves northward into Canada; however the effects of the storm are still being felt along the coast. Earlier this week, President Obama declared emergencies for 91 counties in the...
Posted On: February 14, 2014
Author: Dan Watson
Pennsylvania emergency assistanceYesterday, President Obama made emergency federal aid available to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in response to conditions from the extreme winter weather earlier this week.  We’re working closely with our partners at the state to meet any needs, such as powering critical facilities that protect life and property.  To that end, we’ve moved and readied generators to support the Commonwealth as needed.  Winter Comes Out WestThe Rockies and Pacific Northwest must have felt left out.  Not to be outdone by all the snow we’ve seen in the...
Posted On: February 7, 2014
Author: Dan Watson
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. Update on West Virginia Response FEMA is continuing to support the ongoing response efforts following a chemical spill in Charleston, W.Va.. The first trucks full of water for tomorrow have begun arriving in Charleston. #WVwater pic.twitter.com/Uo0fp4eNoz— FEMA Region 3 (@FEMAregion3) January 12, 2014 At the request of the state, FEMA has been delivering water to a staging area...
Posted On: January 17, 2014
Author: Dan Watson
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.Winter Storm UpdatePeople across the country are being impacted by severe winter weather. According to our friends at the National Weather Service, another winter storm is expected to affect the Central and Eastern U.S soon. The storm is currently developing over the Northern Rockies and Plains with blizzard conditions forecast for many areas in the Northern Plains. ...
Posted On: January 3, 2014
Author: Dan Watson
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.A Potentially Stormy Holiday According to our friends at the National Weather Service, a storm system is set to track across the nation this weekend, impacting states in a variety of ways and potentially disrupting holiday travel. Here’s the latest forecast from the NWS:Heavy rain is forecast from the lower Mississippi River Valley to the Ohio Valley this weekend with a risk for flash...
Posted On: December 20, 2013
Author: Dan Watson
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. Practicing Fire Safety this Holiday Season The holidays are here – a time to be with family and friends. Unfortunately, it’s also a time when we see an increased chance of home fires.Following a few simple fire safety tips can help ensure that you and your loved ones have a fire-safe holiday season:Holiday Lighting - Inspect you holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots...
Posted On: December 13, 2013

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