Federal Emergency Management Agency

Monitoring Severe Weather in the West

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Through 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 disaster response and evacuation information. We urge all individuals in the affected areas to listen to NOAA Weather Radio and their local news for updates and directions provided by their local emergency management officials.

Flash flooding can take only a few minutes to a few hours to develop, and it’s important to be informed and ready.  And remember, when you come across a flooded roadway, Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

On the web:

National Weather Service

CA Emergency Management Agency

HI State Civil Defense

NV Dept of Public Safety

UT Dept of Public Safety

Ready Flood Preparedness

On twitter:

@CalEMA - California Emergency Management Agency

@LAFDtalk - Los Angeles Fire Dept

@HNL_Info - City and County of Honolulu Information Officer

@utdpspio - Utah Dept of Public Safety

#larain
#sfrain

And for those interested in emergency management social media (#SMEM), a crowd sourced event map for the severe storms in California.
Last Updated: 
06/15/2012 - 22:19
Posted on Tue, 12/21/2010 - 13:35
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