Posted by: Rachel Racusen, Director, Public Affairs
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.
Severe Weather Outlook
Throughout the weekend, multiple severe weather conditions are forecasted throughout the U.S. The National Weather Service expects heavy snow to continue throughout parts of the Northern and Central Rockies. In addition, heavy snow is forecasted for interior New England on Dec. 25. Southern California can expect high winds through Dec. 26. Parts of the South and Central and Southern Great Plains will experience severe drought conditions.
Remember to check weather.gov (or mobile.weather.gov on your phone) for the most up-to-date weather forecast in your area.
Wishing for our Gifts of Preparedness
All month long, we’ve been encouraging you to give the gift of preparedness this holiday season. So this weekend, I’ll be looking underneath the tree and in my stocking for some new preparedness items to add to my emergency supply kit. And for all you last-minute shoppers looking for creative and practical gifts ideas for family and friends, here’s one last reminder of great gifts ideas this holiday season:
- Flashlight with extra batteries,
- NOAA weather radio or hand crank radio,
- Solar cell phone charger,
- Even better, a tote bag or back pack with some basic emergency supplies to get your loved ones emergency kit started.
From all of us here at FEMA - wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday,