Posted by: Lars Anderson, 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.
Tropical Storms Dorian & Flossie
We continue to closely watch both Tropical Storm Dorian in the Atlantic and Topical Storm Flossie in the Pacific. Although at this time there are no watches and warnings in effect for either storms, we encourage residents in projected paths to take action now and prepare. Tropical storms still present dangerous hazards such as winds over 70mph, tornadoes, heavy rain and flooding. We urge everyone to closely monitor your local weather conditions and follow the instructions of local officials. Make sure your emergency kit is fully stocked with the things your family may need. Head over to Ready.gov on your computer or m.fema.gov/hurricanes on your phone for hurricane safety tips and information on tailoring your family’s emergency kit.
We will continue to provide updates on both storms as necessary, especially through our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Public-Private Partnership Conference
As part of our continued efforts to better engage with the private sector, the Department of Homeland Security, in partnership with FEMA, U.S. Northern Command and American Red Cross, are hosting the Third Annual Building Resilience through Public-Private Partnerships Conference next week on July 30-31, 2013.
The conference attracts participants from the public and private sectors to promote innovation in furthering public-private partnerships to make our neighborhoods and country more resilient. We’ll be live tweeting from @FEMALive during the conference, so if you’re on Twitter you can follow the conversation by using #PPPconf.
Visit FEMA’s Private Sector page for more information on the conference and how we engage our private sector partners.
Photos of the Week
Here’s a few of my favorite photos from the past week. For more photos, head over to our Photo Library.
Have a great (and safe) weekend!