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.
It looks like most of the country will enjoy relatively nice weather this weekend! According to the National Weather Service (NWS), there are not many weather hazards for the next several days. However, the NWS expects drought conditions to continue throughout parts of the South and Great Plains regions and some flooding in parts of the Midwest.
Although there are no severe weather threats, we encourage you to follow your area’s local forecast as weather conditions can change.
And while you are out this weekend thinking of creative gifts to give your family and friends this holiday season, I encourage you to consider giving the gift of preparedness. Here are a few ideas to get you started: an extra cell phone battery or cell phone charger for a car; a first aid kit; a NOAA weather radio; an extra blanket for an emergency kit in a car; flashlight and batteries; or a carbon monoxide detector makes a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer. Make sure your family and friends are prepared for an emergency by sharing the gift of preparedness!