Severe weather departs
The winter storm that impacted the eastern two-thirds of the country moved out Thursday, bringing precipitation to an end and beginning a warming trend for this weekend.
As temperatures across the nation are expected to rise above freezing, there’s no better time than now to begin steps to protect your property from snowmelt flooding. Be prepared.
The National Advisory Council needs you!
This week we announced available opportunities to serve on the National Advisory Council. Congress established the NAC in the Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006, to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of Federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation for both natural and man-made disasters. The NAC consists of 35 members appointed by the FEMA Administrator. Applications and nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 4, 2011.
Since its creation in 2007, the NAC’s accomplishments include:
- Supplying key input on the development, implementation, and revision of the National Response Framework, the National Incident Management System, and the National Disaster Housing Strategy;
- Providing valuable feedback on the revised National Exercise Program, including recommendations on how to successfully implement the revised program;
- Maintaining open lines of communication to help engage the private sector in emergency management;
- Recommending the creation of a Regional Disability Coordinator position within each of the 10 FEMA regions; and
- Reviewing and providing input on regulatory and policy Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act issues that might help ease administrative burdens on jurisdictions.