Posted by: Rachel Racusen, Director, Public Affairs
As the severe winter storm moves through the Northeast, the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts the major winter storm will continue to bring heavy snow to portions of the area through Wednesday night.
At FEMA, we’re continuing to keep a close eye on the storm, as we have been all week, and staying in close touch with all the states that have been impacted up and down the East Coast and in the Southeast. At the request of the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Georgia and the commonwealth of Massachusetts, we have deployed regional “liaison” offices to those states’ emergency operations centers, where they are supporting our state and local partners with their operations, coordination, and other efforts.
To date, there has not been a request for federal disaster assistance. If you’re curious about FEMA’s role in snow storms and other kinds of severe winter weather, check out this recent blog post.
With snow currently on the ground in 49 of our 50 states – and in many regions that don’t typically get significant snowfall – we continue to urge everyone to take simple steps to protect your families and homes during winter weather.
And if you live in an area affected by the storm, continue to follow the National Weather Service forecast for your area and listen to the direction of local officials. Stay warm and stay safe.