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 Preparedness Week
Next week marks the start of National Severe Weather Preparedness Week! All week, we’ll be providing the public with information about the threat of severe weather and the importance of being prepared for severe weather before it strikes. We’re asking people to pledge to prepare and be a force of nature by telling their family, friends and communities how they prepared for severe weather.
Every year, thousands of people are impacted by severe weather threats like tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, and we never know when severe weather may strike, so we encourage you to take the first step by pledging to prepare. The steps you take to prepare for severe weather now can help save your life and others with severe weather strikes. And in case you missed it, check out this video Al Roker recorded about preparedness, as well as this behind the scenes video.
Photos of the week
CAPTION: Hattiesburg, Miss., Feb. 26, 2013 -- Roger Crump, Loss Verifier for the Small Business Administration and Reilly Bean, a recently arrived FEMA Corps worker, help an applicant. FEMA set up a "Mini-DRC" in the Student Union building on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi so questions can be answered face to face. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA
CAPTION: Point Pleasant, N.J., Feb. 25, 2013 -- Construction is underway for Jenkinson's boardwalk projected to be completed by Memorial Day of 2013. FEMA works with federal, state and private sector, to assist people impacted by the storm. Steve Zumwalt/FEMA
New Addition to iTunes…
The FEMA's Chief Counsel and FEMA Think Tank Podcasts have a new home – they are now available in the iTunes store.
The Chief Counsel Podcast features audio recordings from our Chief Counsel on an array of topics ranging from the different sources of law that apply to the delivery of FEMA’s mission to discussion of insurance requirements for FEMA’s Public Assistance program. You can download the entire podcast or a single episode on a topic of your choice.
The FEMA Think Tank Podcast features audio recordings from previous monthly Think Tank calls held across the U.S. In case you weren’t able to join any calls, or if you just want to listen to them again, be sure to download the podcast or just the episode (month’s call) you wish to hear.
Grab your Apple device and download them from the iTunes store today!
You can always listen to the podcasts on fema.gov too: Chief Counsel & Think Tank. Be on the lookout for new podcasts, and of course, FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.
Have a safe weekend!