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Author: Eilis Maynard
I’m Eilis and I work in FEMA’s Region 1 office in Boston. Right now, wind is whipping snow around my Charlestown apartment, and the typically busy intersection right outside my door is completely deserted - not a car in sight! I’m in the midst of what Twitter has dubbed #snowmageddon2015. Although the city of Boston is almost completely shut down (no running subway and a driving ban in place) I’m happily working away inside, safe and warm and fully in touch with the rest of my coworkers. As you can imagine, we don’t have snow days at FEMA - on the contrary, we...
Posted On: January 27, 2015
Author: Rafael Lemaitre
The worst of the #Blizzardof2015 is about to hit the Northeast. Throughout the day, we’ve remained in close contact with state, local and tribal officials to make sure there are no unmet needs. And as we continue to track and monitor this storm, we also want to make sure you have all the information you need to stay safe during the storm.  We have a full list of tips on, but here are three that deserve your attention right now.   Check on your neighbors. Believe it or not, when it comes to severe events YOU are very often the first responder.  So if it...
Posted On: January 26, 2015
Author: Jessica Stapf
CAPTION: NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured the center of the developing Nor'easter located off North Carolina's Outer Banks on Jan. 26 in the image from 16:30 UTC (12:30 p.m. EST). There are quite a few stories that caught our attention this week. The #blizzardof2015 is forecast to bring feet of snow to areas that aren’t used to getting that much of the white stuff at once.Our Social Hub is updated to highlight our federal, state, and local partners in the Northeast, including our Region I and Region II accounts. The Hub is a way to follow updates from trusted sources; you don't...
Posted On: January 26, 2015
Author: Jessica Stapf
A large portion of the United States is experiencing incredibly cold temperatures this week. From North Dakota down south to Texas, temperatures are unseasonably low—causing people to dig out their winter hats, scarves and snow boots. Our friends in state and local Departments of Transportation, fire and police departments, and at the National Weather Service have been working really hard to make sure communities in the line of this cold snap are safe and prepared just in case this is just the first taste of a frigid winter season. This late fall freeze has a bit of a sense of humor,...
Posted On: November 12, 2014
Author: Rachel Little
Along with the advantages of witnessing the changing of New England’s beautiful seasons, residents must be ready to face a variety of severe weather conditions.  My name is Rachel Little, a member of the FEMA Youth Preparedness Council, and a resident of Massachusetts. My favorite part of living in New England is the variety of activities to do like skiing and snowboarding in the winter, swimming and visiting the beach in the summer and all within just a couple hours of where I live. While I love to enjoy the great outdoors, nor’easters, blizzards, tornadoes, hurricanes and flash...
Posted On: March 6, 2013
Author: Lars Anderson
Severe winter weather As we head into the weekend, we continue to monitor the impacts of the winter storm affecting millions along the northeast and east coast of the U.S.  FEMA’s regional offices in Boston and New York City are working closely with state emergency management counterparts and have staff working alongside the states at each of their emergency operations centers.We will continue to hold operational briefings with our regional and federal partners as the severe weather advances and as impacts are felt through the overnight hours into Saturday.  While FEMA stands ready...
Posted On: February 8, 2013
Author: Lars Anderson
FEMA currently has more than 5,100 personnel working alongside our state and local partners. We are supporting disaster response and recovery operations throughout the areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We’re also standing ready to deploy additional resources if needed to respond to the Nor’easter that is forecasted to impact the region in the coming days. This new coastal storm is predicted to impact the region beginning after midnight Tuesday with impacts continuing Wednesday and into Thursday.We have senior-level emergency management experts in operations, logistics, and recovery embedded...
Posted On: November 6, 2012
Author: Rachel Racusen
We continue to closely monitor the severe winter weather in the Rocky Mountain and Central Plains as winter weather advisories, watches and warnings continue for the next few days. The National Weather Service has issued winter storm and winter weather advisories for parts of Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota, and New Mexico. Through our regional offices in Denver, Kansas City and Denton, Texas, we are continuing to stay in close touch with our federal, state and local partners in all the of potentially affected areas. While there have not yet been any requests for federal...
Posted On: December 21, 2011
Author: Rachel Racusen
As we blogged about in the “What We’re Watching” Friday, the National Weather Service expects significant snowfall in the Central Rockies throughout the Plains states. The National Weather Service forecasts up to 12 inches of snow in parts of Colorado and New Mexico and 4 to 7 inches of snow forecasted farther north and east.We are closely monitoring the storm system and will continue to monitor as it develops. We encourage residents in those states to closely monitor the storm and encourage all residents to prepare for the winter by visiting for steps on preparing your home...
Posted On: December 4, 2011
Posted by: Public AffairsAs of this morning, the National Weather Service reports that Bering Sea water levels and winds speeds affecting the West Coast have diminished significantly. In scattered areas along the West Coast, severe winter storm, blizzard and coastal flood warnings remain in effect, as a result of a smaller storm system that is passing through. We urge Alaskans in affected areas to monitor local news for severe weather updates and warnings.We continue to be in close communication with our state, local, tribal and federal partners including Alaska Division of Homeland Security...
Posted On: November 11, 2011


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