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
Summer weather continues
The severe weather over the last week shows what summer tends to bring – wildfires in the west, tropical storm and hurricane threats around the Atlantic, and severe storms across the country. No matter where you live, make sure you’re staying current on the latest conditions:
- For wildfires - InciWeb is where you can find the latest updates on wildfires happening across the U.S. It’s a site where interagency partners provide their updates, so it’s a great source for the latest on the ground information. And for wildfire safety tips, visit www.Ready.gov/wildfires
- For tropical storms and hurricanes - While there are currently no tropical storms or hurricanes threatening the U.S. or our territories, the National Hurricane Center website and mobile site are worth bookmarking on your computer and phone. For what to do before, during, and after a tropical storm or hurricane, visit Ready.gov/hurricanes.
- For severe storms & other weather – Visit the National Weather Service website or mobile site for the latest on severe weather advisories, watches, or warnings. Ready.gov/severe-weather has details for staying safe, so check it out before severe weather threatens.
Adding “disaster reporting” into the FEMA app
For those of you that already have the FEMA app on your phone or tablet, you may have noticed an update over the last few weeks. The team has been working hard to incorporate several new features and improvements, especially one feature called Disaster Reporter. Disaster Reporter allows people to upload a photo of what they’re seeing during or after a disaster and submit it to a public map.
With that, have a safe weekend!