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Posted by: Brad Carroll, Press Secretary(Photo courtesy of FEMA Photo Library, 2006)If you’ve turned on the news anytime in the past week, the headlines have been littered with stories of the ongoing severe weather across the U.S.  Last week, a powerful rain and snow storm affected much of the West coast.  Over the weekend, a blizzard moved in along the eastern seaboard.  Airports are closed, major sporting events have been affected, and thousands of residents are without power or sheltering in their homes.We are in close coordination with our state and local partners, monitoring developments...
Posted On: December 27, 2010
Posted by: Rachel Racusen, Director, Public AffairsAt FEMA, we continue to monitor severe weather on the Hawaii islands and in the western U.S. through our regional offices in Denver and Oakland. Parts of Utah and Nevada are still getting rain, and we remain in close coordination with the Utah and Nevada Departments of Public Safety, as well as the California Emergency Management Agency. With the powerful storm system forecasted to head east in the coming days, the National Weather Service is calling for a wet holiday weekend for much of the country, whether snow or rain. Follow your latest...
Posted On: December 23, 2010
Author: Public Affairs
Ongoing severe weatherAs we mentioned yesterday, we’re continuing to monitor the severe weather in the western U.S. through our regional offices in Oakland, Seattle and Denver.  Last night, Governor Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in six California counties due to extreme weather and storm conditions. By declaring a state of emergency, the Governor makes available state government resources, such as personnel, equipment and facilities, to support and assist disaster response operations.Heavy rain is also hitting portions of Utah and Nevada, and we are in close coordination...
Posted On: December 22, 2010
Posted by: Public AffairsThrough our regional offices in Oakland and Seattle, we are continuing to monitor the severe weather across Hawaii, California, and into the northwest that is forecasted to affect the area through mid-week, at least.  We remain in close contact and coordination with California Emergency Management Agency, Nevada Division of Emergency Management, Hawaii State Civil Defense and other possibly affected states.  During severe weather, it’s important to follow the instructions of state and local officials, and listen to local radio or TV stations for updated...
Posted On: December 21, 2010
Posted by: Public AffairsMuch of the U.S. has been hit with winter weather in the past week, from several feet of snow in parts of Minnesota to freeze warnings in Florida, and more snow and freezing rain is forecasted across large areas of the country today.  When the weather outside gets frightful, staying safe (and warm) is of primary importance.  So in light of the recent extreme weather, here are some simple reminders to keep you safe this winter season:Be informedNOAA weather radios, local TV and radio stations are great places to find severe weather updates.  For more detailed forecasts...
Posted On: December 15, 2010


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