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.
Photos of the Week
Here are a few of our favorite photos from the past week. Check out our Photo Library for more.
According to the National Weather Service, it doesn’t appear there will be any severe weather threats this weekend. While there aren’t any significant weather threats at this time, weather conditions can change rapidly. We encourage everyone to monitor their local weather conditions online at www.weather.gov or on their mobile device at http://mobile.weather.gov.
While you’re out and about this weekend, take a few moments to make sure your family’s emergency kit is fully stocked as we head into the peak of hurricane season. Last week we saw two Tropical Storms -- Dorian in the Caribbean and Flossie in the Pacific. These storms are great reminders that the time to prepare for tropical weather is now. Visit Ready.gov for a list of items that should be in your emergency kit and for safety tips on what to do before, during and after a hurricane.
Public-Private Partnership Conference
This week the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, in association with the United States Northern Command and the American Red Cross, hosted the “Building Resilience through Public-Private Partnerships” conference.
The conference highlighted successful public-private partnerships, identified coordination gaps between public-private organizations, and engaged both sectors to determine how to further promote teamwork to make our communities and nation more resilient.
Here are a few tweets from the @FEMALive account, which covered live the conference live on Twitter:
Panelist: You shouldn't be exchanging business cards during a disaster. Establish relationships ahead of time! #PPPConf— FEMA Live (@FEMAlive) July 30, 2013
Question for panel: what are the key elements to success for building campus resilience? #PPPConf— FEMA Live (@FEMAlive) July 31, 2013
Mueck from Univ. of Maryland: support from campus leadership is very important. It elevates the resilience for everyone. #PPPConf— FEMA Live (@FEMAlive) July 31, 2013
Batten-Mickes: training & coordinating groups requires funding. So we can't forget about how money allows more planning to happen. #PPPConf— FEMA Live (@FEMAlive) July 31, 2013
Thanks to everyone who was able to participate and follow the discussion online!
For more information on how FEMA engages with the Private Sector, visit www.fema.gov/private-sector.
Have a safe weekend!