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Every Friday, we post a “What We’re Watching” blog as we look ahead to the weekend. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend.Severe Weather OutlookAs we go into the weekend, severe drought conditions are expected to continue into next week in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and parts of Louisiana and Arkansas. In other parts of the U.S., especially along the east coast, rain is expected throughout the weekend and into the beginning of next week. Many of these areas are already saturated from substantial rainfall this summer, so those along the eastern...
Posted On: September 23, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
Every Friday, we do a “What We’re Watching” blog as we look ahead to the weekend. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend.Disaster Recovery Continues Bastrop County, TX, September 15, 2011 --FEMA Community Relations specialists prepare bags with registration information at the Bastrop, TX High School stadium during the first game of the football season. FEMA is working with local, state and other federal agencies to provide assistance to residents affected by recent fires. As we go into one of the last weekends of summer, many communities around the...
Posted On: September 16, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
Between wildfires in Texas, remnants of tropical storm Lee causing heavy rains and flooding in the northeast, and developing tropical storm systems in the Atlantic, here’s an overview of what we’re doing to continue supporting states – whether they are responding to current disasters or preparing for the next one.Texas Wildfires We continue to closely monitor and work with states affected by recent wildfires. Last night, we approved an additional Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) for the state of Texas, raising the total to nine for this series of wildfires. As we said in previous...
Posted On: September 9, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
Every Friday, we do a “What We’re Watching” blog as we look ahead to the weekend. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend.Carolina, Puerto Rico, September 1, 2011 -- Carlos Otero (left) with Ramon Otero (right) at the Carolina Municipal Emergency Management Agency helping with the distribution of blue tarps. FEMA is currently in a joint effort with Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency to distribute blue tarps for affected residents to different municipalities in Puerto Rico.Hurricane Irene RecoveryWe continue to support the states and territories...
Posted On: September 2, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Every Friday, we do a “What We’re Watching” blog as we look ahead to the weekend. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend.Peak hurricane season is hereSince hurricane season started back on June 1, no major storms have affected the U.S. But that doesn’t mean the rest of the season will follow suit, especially with the busiest months of severe tropical weather still ahead. We’re closely monitoring several tropical waves in the Atlantic that may develop into stronger, more organized storms, and tropical storm Fernanda that’s currently churning in the...
Posted On: August 19, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Every Friday, we do a “What We’re Watching” blog as we look ahead to the weekend. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend.Severe Weather OutlookThe National Weather Service forecasts continued widespread flooding in the Midwest throughout the weekend. Excessive heat and drought conditions continue to impact parts of the U.S. along the Eastern and Southern regions. The National Weather Service also predicts periods of heavy rain this weekend for parts of the Northeast and East coast.And as hurricane season continues, we continue to closely monitor the...
Posted On: August 12, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Every Friday, we do a “What We’re Watching” blog as we look ahead to the weekend. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend.Tropical Storm EmilySince our last blog update on Tropical Storm Emily, we continue to monitor the remnants of what was Tropical Storm Emily. The National Hurricane Center forecasts that the weather system remains disorganized but conditions are favorable for the system to possibly regenerate into a tropical cyclone over the weekend. Our regional offices in New York and the Caribbean remain in close contact with the Puerto Rico...
Posted On: August 5, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Every Friday, we do a “What We’re Watching” blog as we look ahead to the weekend. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend.Tropical Storm Don Since our last blog update on tropical storm Don, National Hurricane Center forecasts from the National Weather Service are calling for tropical storm Don to bring heavy rains and high winds to areas of south Texas, starting tonight. Our regional office in Denton, Texas has been in regular contact with the Texas Division of Emergency Management to coordinate any potential response efforts.Yesterday, the Denton...
Posted On: July 29, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Every Friday, we do a “What We’re Watching” blog as we look ahead to the weekend. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend.Extreme Heat ConditionsMost of the nation has been under a heat advisory over the past week. The National Weather Service expects excessive and dangerous heat and humidity to continue throughout the weekend across much of the central and eastern U.S. The highest heat index values are expected across parts of the Midwest, Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic.The following are tips to stay cool and safe: • Stay indoors as much as possible...
Posted On: July 22, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Every Friday, we do a “What We’re Watching” blog as we look ahead to the weekend. We encourage you to share it with your friends and family, and have a safe weekend.Potential Severe WeatherThe National Weather Service is calling for extreme heat to continue through the weekend for much of the Central U.S., in an area stretching from Texas to North Dakota. Yesterday, we posted some safety tips for higher temperatures, so check the post out and plan to stay out of the heat.Flooding is expected to continue along the Missouri and Souris rivers, and we continue to support the emergency management...
Posted On: July 15, 2011

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