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Author: Jessica Stapf
A large portion of the United States is experiencing incredibly cold temperatures this week. From North Dakota down south to Texas, temperatures are unseasonably low—causing people to dig out their winter hats, scarves and snow boots. Our friends in state and local Departments of Transportation, fire and police departments, and at the National Weather Service have been working really hard to make sure communities in the line of this cold snap are safe and prepared just in case this is just the first taste of a frigid winter season. This late fall freeze has a bit of a sense of humor,...
Posted On: November 12, 2014
Author: Rachel Little
Along with the advantages of witnessing the changing of New England’s beautiful seasons, residents must be ready to face a variety of severe weather conditions.  My name is Rachel Little, a member of the FEMA Youth Preparedness Council, and a resident of Massachusetts. My favorite part of living in New England is the variety of activities to do like skiing and snowboarding in the winter, swimming and visiting the beach in the summer and all within just a couple hours of where I live. While I love to enjoy the great outdoors, nor’easters, blizzards, tornadoes, hurricanes and flash...
Posted On: March 6, 2013
Author: Lars Anderson
Severe winter weather As we head into the weekend, we continue to monitor the impacts of the winter storm affecting millions along the northeast and east coast of the U.S.  FEMA’s regional offices in Boston and New York City are working closely with state emergency management counterparts and have staff working alongside the states at each of their emergency operations centers.We will continue to hold operational briefings with our regional and federal partners as the severe weather advances and as impacts are felt through the overnight hours into Saturday.  While FEMA stands ready...
Posted On: February 8, 2013
Author: Lars Anderson
FEMA currently has more than 5,100 personnel working alongside our state and local partners. We are supporting disaster response and recovery operations throughout the areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We’re also standing ready to deploy additional resources if needed to respond to the Nor’easter that is forecasted to impact the region in the coming days. This new coastal storm is predicted to impact the region beginning after midnight Tuesday with impacts continuing Wednesday and into Thursday.We have senior-level emergency management experts in operations, logistics, and recovery embedded...
Posted On: November 6, 2012
Author: Rachel Racusen
We continue to closely monitor the severe winter weather in the Rocky Mountain and Central Plains as winter weather advisories, watches and warnings continue for the next few days. The National Weather Service has issued winter storm and winter weather advisories for parts of Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota, and New Mexico. Through our regional offices in Denver, Kansas City and Denton, Texas, we are continuing to stay in close touch with our federal, state and local partners in all the of potentially affected areas. While there have not yet been any requests for federal...
Posted On: December 21, 2011
Author: Rachel Racusen
As we blogged about in the “What We’re Watching” Friday, the National Weather Service expects significant snowfall in the Central Rockies throughout the Plains states. The National Weather Service forecasts up to 12 inches of snow in parts of Colorado and New Mexico and 4 to 7 inches of snow forecasted farther north and east.We are closely monitoring the storm system and will continue to monitor as it develops. We encourage residents in those states to closely monitor the storm and encourage all residents to prepare for the winter by visiting Ready.gov/winter for steps on preparing your home...
Posted On: December 4, 2011
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Posted by: Public AffairsAs of this morning, the National Weather Service reports that Bering Sea water levels and winds speeds affecting the West Coast have diminished significantly. In scattered areas along the West Coast, severe winter storm, blizzard and coastal flood warnings remain in effect, as a result of a smaller storm system that is passing through. We urge Alaskans in affected areas to monitor local news for severe weather updates and warnings.We continue to be in close communication with our state, local, tribal and federal partners including Alaska Division of Homeland Security...
Posted On: November 11, 2011
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Posted by: Public AffairsAs a dangerous storm continues to make landfall along the west coast of Alaska, we continue to be in close contact with our federal, state and local partners in monitoring the storm. As of 9 a.m. Alaska standard time (1 p.m. EST) the National Weather Service has issued winter storm, blizzard and coastal flood warnings along the Bering Sea and West Coast of Alaska and predicts that sustained winds and elevated water levels will continue to affect a large portion of the western Alaska coast today, before beginning to subside, from south to north, this evening.Local...
Posted On: November 10, 2011
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Posted by: Public AffairsWe continue to closely monitor a dangerous winter storm system forecasted to affect the west coast of Alaska today and tomorrow. According to the National Weather Service, the storm may bring extremely strong winds to all of the Alaska west coast, accompanied by widespread major coastal flooding and severe beach erosion over the coastline.To date, the National Weather Service has issued winter storm, blizzard, coastal and inland flood warnings along the Bering Sea and West Coast of Alaska and predicts that conditions will worsen and may become life-threatening for a...
Posted On: November 9, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
According to National Weather Service forecasts, a rapidly developing significant winter storm system is anticipated to affect the west coast of Alaska today and tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation through our regional office in Bothell, Wash., our area office in Anchorage, Alaska, and the National Response Coordination Center in Washington, D.C.The National Weather Service has issued winter storm, blizzard, coastal and inland flood warnings along the Bering Sea and west coast of Alaska and forecasts that this system will intensify as it moves northward.Staying SafeWe encourage...
Posted On: November 8, 2011

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