Posted by: Public Affairs
Going into the weekend, here’s what’s on our radar screen:
Potential severe weather
Our friends at the National Weather Service (NWS) are calling for one to three inches of rain for much of the California coast up into Oregon. In the mountainous areas of the region, heavy snow is expected. For the southeast portion of the U.S., forecasters are calling for weekend rain along the north Gulf Coast region. Winter weather is expected to continue for the east coast, and some portions of the region may see snow later this weekend.
Make sure you’re prepared for any severe weather that could come your way this weekend. For more detailed forecasts in your local area, visit the NWS website (or bookmark it on your mobile phone).
A cartoonist's take on Twitter & earthquake notification
For the social media users among us, check out this comic on Twitter users and earthquake notification. Whether it’s true or not, it shows the power of social media in notifying emergency managers of emergency situations.
Last minute holiday shopping
The holiday shopping season is in full gear, and if you’re like us, you still need to find gifts for the hard-to-please. One of the best gifts you can give is the gift of emergency preparedness. It gives people peace of mind, and can ultimately save their life. So if you’re looking for gift ideas, here are some ideas to get you started.