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What We’re Watching: 6/1/12

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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. 

Weekend potential for severe weather 
I don’t know about you, but the four-day work week went fast. As we move into the weekend, our regional and D.C. offices are monitoring potential severe weather, including a storm system moving through the mid-Atlantic states this evening. Across other parts of the U.S., the National Weather Service is forecasting a wet weekend for those in the Northeast and portions of the Midwest, while portions of the Rocky Mountain region may experience thunderstorms and above average temperatures.

A great way to keep up with your latest weather forecast is at weather.gov (or a NOAA weather radio) and be sure to visit Ready.gov for tips on getting prepared before severe weather.

Recapping a week of hurricane preparedness 
With the start of hurricane season today, our blog has been packed with bloggers sharing their tips to get ready for hurricanes or tropical storms. In case you missed them during the week, below is a quick list of the authors and their posts. Hopefully the great stories and perspectives will inspire you to get your family, home, and business as prepared as possible for the effects of hurricanes or tropical storms.

Mark your calendar 
In addition to looking back at a week sharing hurricane preparedness, we’re also looking forward to two upcoming events:

  • Tuesday, June 5, 3 p.m. ET – National Preparedness Month kickoff, to discuss how you can become a National Preparedness Month coalition member and encourage those in your community to pledge to prepare. Learn strategies for sharing emergency preparedness at home, school, or the workplace from those who have been successful. Details at citizencorps.gov
  • Thursday, June 28 – FEMA Think Tank conference call, about increasing the coordination and collaboration between emergency management, healthcare and the public health sectors. Last month’s Think Tank call was a robust discussion about how the city of Joplin, Mo. has continued to recover from last year’s deadly tornado. Learn more at fema.gov/thinktank.

I encourage you to join us for both of the calls, and to have a safe weekend.

Last Updated: 
06/18/2012 - 09:47
Posted on Fri, 06/01/2012 - 17:43