FEMA Urges Preparedness Ahead of Tropical System

Release Date Release Number
HQ-22-117
Release Date:
September 14, 2022

WASHINGTON -- FEMA is monitoring a broad area of low pressure located about 800 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Although conditions are only marginally conductive, some additional development of this system is possible and a tropical depression could form during the next couple of days.

Those in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are urged to take these steps to prepare now:

  • Have several ways to receive emergency alerts and warnings. Download the recently updated FEMA App, available in both English and Spanish, so you can receive real-time alerts from the National Weather Service.
  • Fill out Ready.gov’s new online “Make a Plan” fillable form to store all your important emergency information in a digital file. Share this document with your family so they know what to do in the case of an emergency.
  • Monitor your local news for updates and follow directions provided by local officials.
  • Take some time today to visit Ready.gov or Listo.gov to learn how you can keep yourself, your family and your pets safe.
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Last updated September 14, 2022