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Author: Rachel Racusen
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 OutlookIt looks like most of the country will enjoy relatively nice weather this weekend! According to the National Weather Service (NWS), there are not many weather hazards for the next several days. However, the NWS expects drought conditions to continue throughout parts of the South and Great Plains regions and some flooding in parts of the Midwest.Although there are no severe...
Posted On: December 9, 2011
Author: Rachel Racusen
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 OutlookThis weekend, the National Weather Service predicts strong winds to continue in the Southwest. Below average temperatures are expected to continue in the Pacific Northwest, Northern Plains, and parts of the South throughout the weekend.Heavy rains are expected for parts of the Southern Plains, Mid-Atlantic, and East Central regions with heavy coastal rains and inland snow...
Posted On: December 2, 2011
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Published by: Public Affairs 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. Severe Weather OutlookThis weekend, the National Weather Service predicts severe drought conditions to continue through the weekend in parts of the Central and Southern Great Plains. Below average temperatures with a possibility for snow are expected in the Pacific Northwest and Northern Plains throughout the weekend.With the official start of winter (...
Posted On: November 18, 2011
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Published by: Public AffairsAt the end of each week, 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.Veterans DayTomorrow, November 11, is Veterans Day. Join us in honoring our nation’s veterans, especially those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms:Alaska Storm UpdateA dangerous, and potentially deadly, storm is currently bringing high winds, coastal flooding, and heavy snow to the west coast of Alaska. Forecasts from the National Weather Service predict that sustained...
Posted On: November 10, 2011
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Posted by: Public AffairsEvery 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.Emergency Alert System Test Next WeekThe first nationwide Emergency Alert System test is next week- Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 2 p.m. EST. As we’ve mentioned in previous blog posts the test will be conducted on all TV and radio stations and will last approximately 30 seconds. During this time an audio message will run, similar to local emergency systems test that happen more frequently. After the...
Posted On: November 4, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Colder weather coming for manySome people thoroughly enjoy colder weather and the white fluffy stuff that often comes with it, while others continually look for a way to escape the cold for warmer temperatures. Regardless of your stance on cold and snow, it’s the time of year when temperatures are dropping as winter approaches.Areas around the Rocky Mountains and the Upper Midwest have already had their first snowfall, and forecasts from the National Weather Service predict the Northeast could experience several inches of snow this weekend.Now is the time to make sure your home and family are...
Posted On: October 28, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
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.Emergency Alert System TestJust a friendly reminder, the Emergency Alert System Test is November 9 at 2 p.m. eastern. We’re working closely with our partners at the Federal Communications Commission and broadcasters across the country to ensure people know what to expect. Remember, it’s only a test.Tropical Activity in AtlanticWe continue to closely monitor two areas of interest which have a chance of developing into a more...
Posted On: October 21, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
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.Possible Tropical Storm SystemsHurricane season lasts until November 30, and we’re currently closely watching two areas of interest with a chance of developing into a more organized tropical storm system. Since hurricane season started back in June, we’ve been working on a daily basis with our partners at the National Hurricane Center as they provide the latest forecast information for both the Atlantic and Pacific basins.The...
Posted On: October 14, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
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.The Week in PhotosIn many communities across the U.S., we continue to support individuals and communites as they recover from disasters. Below are a few photos from the past week that show the recovery efforts in action. For more on our role, visit our disaster pages.Madison, CT, October 6, 2011 -- FEMA Community Education Specialist Warren Kurten, left, shows a local resident a mitigation activity book during an event held at a...
Posted On: October 7, 2011
Author: FEMA Public Affairs
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.Hurricane Season ContinuesWe continue to closely monitor Hurricane Ophelia and tropical storm Philippe in the Atlantic. While forecasts from the National Hurricane Center call for Ophelia to stay in the Atlantic, the projected path of Philippe may bring it closer to the U.S. and its territories. While neither storm posts an immediate threat, they serve as a reminder to get prepared for severe tropical weather, especially if you...
Posted On: September 30, 2011

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