June 1, 2011 -- President Barack Obama listens as FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate speaks about federal preparedness for the 2011 hurricane season, during a briefing in the Situation Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Severe weather outlook
Severe weather will affect much of the U.S. over the coming days, as forecasts from the National Weather Service are calling for:
- above normal temperatures to continue across the southeast,
- continued flooding for those along the Mississippi River and in much of the Great Plains,
- heavy precipitation and lower temperatures for northern California, and
- severe drought conditions to continue across the south, especially in Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana.
A look back at this week
We’re continuing to support states across the Northeast after a severe storm and tornado outbreak struck on Wednesday, along with the ongoing flooding in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. And as recovery efforts continue in response to the southeast and Central U.S. tornadoes and Mississippi River flooding, we will continue to provides updates on our blog.
This past week was also the beginning of hurricane season, which lasts until Nov. 30. Ready.gov/hurricanes has complete information on getting prepared, whether you live in a coastal or inland area.
And Thursday we announced the Challenge.gov winner: Map Your Neighborhood. It's a program from the Washington State Emergency Management Division.
Working at FEMA
We’re always looking for highly motivated, energetic and innovative people to add to our team at FEMA. We’re currently recruiting for a number of positions that you can search on www.fema.gov/careers, but we wanted to specifically highlight two:
- Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist (Tribal Liaison): help us continue to build strong partnerships with tribal governments and organizations.
- Disability Integration Communications Specialist: provide information management and communications support to disaster response and recovery operations and programs on behalf of our Office of Disability Integration and Coordination.
Find our photos and videos
If you like pictures and videos, you’ll love our photo and multimedia libraries. They have seen a lot of new additions in the past few weeks, so be sure to check them out. Here’s one of our latest videos, showcasing our outreach to disaster survivors in Joplin, Mo.