Posted by: Don Boyce, Regional Administrator, FEMA Region I
When a blizzard reared its ugly head across the Northeast U.S. at the end of December, much of the area came to a virtual standstill. Airports and roads were closed, and several governors declared a state of emergency to mobilize their state’s resources to respond. Our Regional offices were in touch with our state and local partners throughout the storm.
While the Northeast blizzard was a newsworthy storm, it won’t be the last severe storm this winter. At FEMA, we encourage everyone to get prepared for winter weather before the next storm hits. You can get started today at Ready.gov, where you can find tips on getting an emergency kit, making a family emergency plan, and being informed about the risks in your area.
If you’re looking for a little extra motivation to get prepared this winter, check out this video of the Northeast blizzard, taken near Boston, Massachusetts: