FEMA and NOAA Promote Preparedness as Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins

A new distribution center has been opened in Pennsylvania.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Deputy Administrator Erik Hooks, along with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Rick Spinrad and National Weather Service (NWS) Director Ken Graham, recently announced the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook. They emphasized the importance of preparedness and maintaining close coordination to ensure swift response and recovery efforts as the hurricane season starts on June 1.

To improve readiness, FEMA has opened a new distribution center in Greencastle, Pennsylvania, to improve the deployment of critical supplies in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. This center accompanies six other strategic facilities across the country and the Caribbean, and FEMA is updating contingency contracts to ensure rapid disaster response and recovery.

“FEMA is postured and ready for this year’s hurricane season, and we are counting on individuals and communities to do their part to prepare,” said FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell. “With severe weather becoming part of our new normal, people need to be proactive and take steps now to stay safe and boost their ability to recover after a disaster. Building resilience can be as simple as making an emergency plan… and staying informed.”

NOAA’s forecast predicts up to 25 named storms, including up to 13 hurricanes, with four to seven potentially being major hurricanes.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For NOAA Administrator Spinrad and FEMA Administrator Criswell to be led by the Lord as they seek to ensure the preparedness of the nation for the Atlantic Hurricane season.
  • For discernment for NWS Director Graham and other U.S. weather officials as they predict and track storms systems.

Sources: Reuters, CBS News


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