Category: Weather

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

6:01 pm Eastern | SciTech

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Remarks by Vice President Mike Pence Commemorating the 34th Anniversary of the 1983 Bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon

4:46 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Marine Barracks Washington, D.C 11:22 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Rabbi Resnicoff, Secretary Shulkin, Acting Secretary Duke, General McMaster, General Walters, Colonel Zagurski, Lieutenant Colonel Gerlach, Ambassador Araud, Chargé Jazzar, and to all the members of the United States Marine Corps, all of our armed forces, our honored veterans, and the family members of our beloved fallen: It is deeply humbling for me to join you today to commemorate the 34th anniversary of the Beirut Marine barracks bombing. is no more fitting place in our nation’s capital to mark this solemn day than here, at the oldest post of the United States Marine Corps, the Marine Barracks of Washington, D.C. And, Colonel, we are grateful for your leadership and for the hospitality of all these Marines. This facility is an enduring testament to the fortitude and valor of America’s Marines. It has stood here for morread more »

Remarks by President Trump at Presentation of Medal of Honor to Captain Gary Michael Rose, United States Army

4:41 pm Eastern | U.S. News

East Room 3:27 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much, Chaplain Hurley.  Vice President Pence, Secretary Shulkin, members of Congress, members of the Armed Forces, and distinguished guests, please join me in welcoming Captain Gary Michael Rose to the White House.  (Applause.)  For many years, the story of Mike’s heroism has gone untold.  But today we gather to tell the world of his valor and proudly present him with our nation’s highest military honor.  Joining Mike today is his wife, Margaret, their three children, Sarah, Claire, and Michael, and their two grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Christian.  Kaitlyn and Christian, I want you to know that the medal that we will present today will forever enshrine your grandfather -- and he is a good man.  We just spoke to him for a long time, and you are great, great young people.  But this will enshrine him into the history of read more »

Two Nominations and One Withdrawal Sent to the Senate Today

4:39 pm Eastern | Weather

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE:        Kenneth J. Braithwaite, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador    Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to    the Kingdom of Norway.        Christopher Caldwell, of Arkansas, to be Federal Cochairperson,    Delta Regional Authority, vice Christopher A. Masingill. WITHDRAWAL SENT TO THE SENATE:        Tom Marino, of Pennsylvania, to be Director of National Drug    Control Policy, vice Michael A. Botticelli, resigned, which was sent    to the Senate on September 5, 2017.   read more »

FEMA to Host Hardin County Job Fair for Harvey Recovery Efforts on Oct. 25

3:52 pm Eastern | Weather

AUSTIN, Texas – Exciting opportunities await talented and hard-working Texans who are eager to assist with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts!Job seekers should bring copies of their resume and be prepared to be interviewed at the Hardin County Courthouse, 300 W. Monroe St. in Kountze, Texas on Oct. 25 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. FEMA representatives will be on-site to meet with potential candidates and discuss the more than 300 available positions helping fellow Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Language English read more »

Text of a Letter from the President to the Congress of the United States

3:39 pm Eastern | World

TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:      Section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)) provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days of the anniversary date of its declaration, the President publishes in the Federal Register and transmits to the Congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date.  In accordance with this provision, I have sent to the Federal Register for publication the enclosed notice stating that the national emergency with respect to the situation in, or in relation to, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, declared in Executive Order 13413 of October 27, 2006, is to continue in effect beyond October 27, 2017.      The situation in, or in relation to, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has been marked by widespread violence and atrocities that continue to threaten regional read more »

Notice Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

3:37 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

NOTICE - - - - - - - CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO On October 27, 2006, by Executive Order 13413, the President declared a national emergency with respect to the situation in, or in relation to, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), ordered related measures blocking the property of certain persons contributing to the conflict in that country.  The President took this action to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States constituted by the situation in, or in relation to, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has been marked by widespread violence and atrocities and continues to threaten regional stability.  The President took additional steps to address this national emergenread more »

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Lee of Singapore in Joint Statements

3:22 pm Eastern | Weather

Rose Garden 1:51 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  Please sit.  I'm honored to welcome Prime Minister Lee of Singapore to the White House today.  Thank you, Mr. Prime Minister. PRIME MINISTER LEE:  Thank you, Mr. President. PRESIDENT TRUMP:  I want to thank you for visiting us, and your entire group of very, very talented people that we're dealing with.  Our friendship has never been stronger than it is right now.   Singapore is one of our closest strategic partners in Asia.  The United States is proud of the deep and enduring partnership we have built since Singapore gained its independence more than half-a-century ago.  Singapore’s rapid development from a poor island nation to an economic powerhouse, under the leadership of the Prime Minister’s great father -- he was a great man; he really was a great man -- has bread more »

Rice News Release: Disaster makes people with depression less healthy

12:54 pm Eastern | SciTech

Rice University Office of Public Affairs / News & Media Relations

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Third Disaster Recovery Center Opens in St. Thomas for Hurricane Survivors

11:53 am Eastern | Weather

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands — A third Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened today in St. Thomas to provide information and help for survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria.Like all DRCs in the Virgin Islands, the new center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until further notice. It is located at:·Tutu Park Mall, 4605 Tutu Park Mall, Suite 233, Charlotte Amalie. Language English read more »

Hotel Stays for Harvey Survivors Extended; New Checkout Date is Nov. 7

8:31 am Eastern | Weather

AUSTIN, Texas – Hurricane Harvey survivors who need more time to find housing are getting an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live.  Language English read more »

Eastern North Pacific Tropical Weather Outlook

7:19 am Eastern | Weather

000 ABPZ20 KNHC 231119 TWOEP Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 500 AM PDT Mon Oct 23 2017 For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. $$ Forecaster Cangialosi read more »

There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

7:19 am Eastern | Weather

No tropical cyclones as of Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:33:46 GMTread more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 23/10/2017

23 Oct 02:11 | Weather

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System read more »

Space Weather Outlook

22 Oct 23:43 | SciTech

Official Space Weather Advisory issued by NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center read more »

Press Releases: Remarks With Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani

22 Oct 20:13 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Doha, Qatar October 22, 2017 FOREIGN MINISTER AL-THANI: (Via interpreter) I am pleased to welcome His Excellency, my colleague, the Secretary of State, Mr. Rex Tillerson, during his visit in Doha. Meetings were held between His Excellency the Secretary of State and His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, the emir of Qatar, as a bilateral meeting between us. During the meeting, His Highness – Hisread more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

22 Oct 18:01 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Virgin Island Hurricane Survivors Have More Time to Register with FEMA

22 Oct 10:13 | Weather

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands have until December 18 to register for assistance with FEMA.FEMA has granted the territorial government’s request to extend the deadlines and make the deadline the same for both disasters.“We understand that the ongoing communications challenges and power outages have made it difficult for some Virgin Islanders to register with FEMA, and we want to ensure everyone has an opportunity,” said FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer William Vogel. Language English read more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Sun Oct 22 12:02:01 UTC 2017

22 Oct 08:01 | Weather

No watches are valid as of Sun Oct 22 12:02:01 UTC 2017.read more »

There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

22 Oct 07:20 | Weather

No tropical cyclones as of Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:20:45 GMTread more »

Eastern North Pacific Tropical Weather Outlook

22 Oct 07:20 | Weather

000 ABPZ20 KNHC 221120 TWOEP Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 500 AM PDT Sun Oct 22 2017 For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. $$ Forecaster Cangialosi read more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 22/10/2017

22 Oct 02:11 | Weather

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System read more »

Heavy rain and higher elevation snow continue for the Northwest, fire danger continues in Southern California

21 Oct 21:35 | Weather

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Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

21 Oct 18:01 | SciTech

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Commonly Asked Questions about Applying for Federal Disaster Assistance

21 Oct 14:40 | U.S. News

ORLANDO, Fla. – After a major disaster was declared Sept. 10, 2017 in Florida for Hurricane Irma, residents in 48 declared counties became eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Misconceptions can sometimes stand in the way of getting all the assistance a person is eligible to receive. People who would qualify for help can miss out if they don’t know about or understand various assistance programs and eligibility requirements. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about the registration process, FEMA grants and U.S. Language English read more »

Commonly Asked Questions about SBA Low-interest Disaster Loans

21 Oct 14:34 | U.S. News

ORLANDO, Fla.  After a major disaster was declared in Florida Sept. 10, 2017 for Hurricane Irma, residents in 48 declared counties became eligible for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Some owners and renters also became eligible to apply for low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Here are answers to commonly asked questions about SBA loans and their connection to FEMA disaster assistance. Language English read more »

Virgin Island Hurricane Survivors Have More Time to Register with FEMA

21 Oct 14:19 | Weather

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – Survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands have until December 18 to register for assistance with FEMA.FEMA has granted the territorial government’s request to extend the deadlines and make the deadline the same for both disasters.“We understand that the ongoing communications challenges and power outages have made it difficult for some Virgin Islanders to register with FEMA, and we want to ensure everyone has an opportunity,” said FEMA’s Federal Coordinating Officer William Vogel. Language English read more »

Third Disaster Recovery Center Opens in St. Croix for Hurricane Survivors

21 Oct 14:03 | Weather

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands — A third Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened today in St. Croix to provide information and help for survivors of hurricanes Irma and Maria.Like all DRCs in the Virgin Islands, the new center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until further notice. It is located at: Language English read more »

FEMA to Host Houston Job Fair for Hurricane Recovery Efforts on Oct. 21

21 Oct 11:45 | Weather

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a job fair Oct. 21 to recruit Texans for positions assisting with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.The job fair will be held at 3015 N. MacGregor Way in Houston from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. FEMA needs to fill more than 300 available positions, with pay ranging from $14 to $37 per hour. Language English read more »

RED alert: Cyclone LAN-17 inJapan : 47527639 people in Cat1(120km/h) , 127055185 in tropical depression.

21 Oct 05:54 | Weather

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System Red alert for Tropical Cyclone LAN-17read more »

G17: G.17 Technical Q&A on the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on August and September IP

21 Oct 04:34 | Business

A new Technical Q&A has been posted that shows estimates of the hurricane-related contributions to the rates of change for IP in August and September for several groupings of industries.]>2017-10-20T13:15:00-04:00enFRBend=9999-12-31T00:00:00-05:00G.17 Technical Q&A on the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on August and September IP2017-10-20T13:15:00-04:00G17G17: G.17 Data for September 2017 are now availablehttp://www.federalreserve.gov/feeds/DataDownload.html#1943Industrial production and capacity utilizatioread more »

CABOT, Ark. (Oct. 18, 2017)

21 Oct 03:34 | Weather

A student at Cabot High School attempts the pull-up challenge before utilizing the Navy's Nimitz Virtual Reality Experience, which allows the user to lead a special warfare combatant-craft crewman team on a high-speed water extraction mission. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Timothy Walter (Released) 171018-N-FU443-0021read more »

BUSAN, Republic of Korea (Oct. 19, 2017)

21 Oct 03:34 | Weather

Explosive ordinance disposal divers from the U.S. and Republic of Korea navies exit an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to the Vanguards of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14, Detachment 2A, during the annual Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MN MIWEX). MN MIWEX is a mine countermeasures exercise between the U.S., Republic of Korea, and U.N. Command Sending States meant to increase combined capabilities and readiness to respond to any contingency on the Korean peninsula. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman William Carlisle (Released) 171019-N-TB148-468read more »

SANTA RITA, Guam (Oct. 19, 2017)

21 Oct 03:34 | Weather

Builder 2nd Class Kyle Forsman, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, welds zinc anodes for underwater pier maintenance at Naval Base Guam, Oct. 19, 2017. UCT-2 provides responsive inshore and underwater construction capabilities under the guidance of Commander, Task Force 75. They are able to construct, inspect, repair, and maintain ocean facilities as well as underwater systems. U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez (Released) 171019-N-CW570-0032read more »

CARIBBEAN SEA (Oct. 18, 2017)

21 Oct 03:34 | Weather

Sailors embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) receive a patient during a medical evacuation. An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 conducted the patient transfer. Comfort is underway providing medical services in the vicinity of San Juan, Puerto Rico, with additional visits being planned around the island. The U.S. Health and Human Services and Puerto Rico Department of Health representatives are prioritizing patients at each stop prior to Comfort's arrival. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ernestread more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 21/10/2017

21 Oct 02:12 | Weather

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System read more »

Eastern North Pacific Tropical Weather Outlook

21 Oct 01:00 | Weather

000 ABPZ20 KNHC 210500 TWOEP Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 1100 PM PDT Fri Oct 20 2017 For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. $$ Forecaster Pasch read more »

There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

21 Oct 01:00 | Weather

No tropical cyclones as of Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:00:31 GMTread more »

Severe Storms; Fire Danger; and Strong Pacific Storms

20 Oct 21:41 | Weather

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Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

20 Oct 18:01 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Presidential Delegation for the Royal Thai King’s Funeral

20 Oct 17:30 | Weather

President Donald J. Trump will send a Presidential Delegation to Bangkok, Thailand to attend the Royal Cremation Ceremony of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 26, 2017. Secretary of Defense James Mattis will lead the delegation as the President’s Special Envoy, joined by United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand Glyn Davies. President Trump extends his profound condolences on behalf of the American people for the passing of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. He was a champion of the Thai people and the United States-Thailand alliance. His innovative work, diplomacy, and 70 years of selfless service will ensure that his legacy will live on for many generations to come. read more »

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

20 Oct 17:14 | World

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 2:18 P.M. EDT MS. SANDERS: Good afternoon. Q Good afternoon. MS. SANDERS: It's Friday. Come on, guys. Q Happy Friday. MS. SANDERS: Don't let Brian Karem show you up. I know that there is more spirit out there. (Laughter.) As many of you saw last night, the Senate adopted a budget resolution. This is another important milestone for tax reform, and sets the stage for us to pass major tax cuts that will deliver more jobs and higher wages for hardworking Americans all over the country. Many of you have seen today that the First Lady donated the gown she wore to the Inaugural balls to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. In her speech, she mentioned that leading up to Inauguration Day, everyone was so busy getting ready that the dress's designer ended up only having two weeks to work on the First Lady's read more »

29 More Georgia Counties Approved for Additional Federal Infrastructure Disaster Aid

20 Oct 16:50 | Weather

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — The state of Georgia, local governments and certain private nonprofits in 29 Georgia counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance to help cover expenses for permanent work, under the Public Assistance program, to help with costs to repair or replace infrastructure damaged as a result of Hurricane Irma, according to state and federal officials.   Language English read more »

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Glynn County

20 Oct 16:31 | Weather

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — A Georgia Disaster Recovery Center will open Saturday, Oct. 21 at 8 a.m. to assist Hurricane Irma survivors in Glynn County. The center will be open for one week and will be staffed by representatives of the State of Georgia, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).The center is located at:St Simons Island Police Station Precinct1965 Demere RoadSt Simons Island, GA 31522  Language English read more »

Puerto Rico, Federal Government, and Voluntary Agencies Unite to Address Health and Medical Needs

20 Oct 15:58 | Weather

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Government of Puerto Rico, the Federal Government, and voluntary organizations are combining efforts to ensure life sustaining relief and medical care is available to survivors of Hurricane Maria.   Language English read more »

Irma Survivors Should Stay in Touch with FEMA

20 Oct 11:01 | Weather

If you registered for disaster assistance following Hurricane Irma, stay in touch with FEMA.Missing or outdated information, such as phone numbers or addresses, can delay help.The easiest way to update your application, check your status or provide missing information is to create an account at DisasterAssistance.gov to: Language English read more »

FEMA Looking to Hire Virgin Islanders to Help with Hurricane Recovery

20 Oct 10:46 | Weather

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is looking to hire dozens of U.S. Virgin Islanders as temporary employees to help with the territory’s recovery from hurricanes Irma and Maria. Positions will be available on St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. Language English read more »

Progress Underway in U.S. Virgin Islands Recovery after Back-to-Back Hurricanes

20 Oct 08:53 | Weather

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – U.S. Virgin Islanders were making progress facing the devastation of Hurricane Irma when, just two weeks later, a second Category 5 storm pummeled the territory. In the weeks since Hurricane Maria finished the job that Irma started, a massive and united effort is underway to help island communities and survivors put their lives back together. Language English read more »

SAN DIEGO (Oct. 18, 2017)

20 Oct 03:04 | Weather

An F-35C Lightning II from the "Rough Raiders"of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 prepares to make an arrested cable landing on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is conducting fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications off the coast of Southern California. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano (Released) 171018-N-BL637-0024read more »

CARIBBEAN SEA (Oct. 17, 2017)

20 Oct 03:04 | Weather

Sailors aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) say a prayer for Sara Victoria Llull Rodriguiz, the first child born aboard Comfort in more than seven years. Comfort is underway operating in the vicinity of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to provide medical services with additional visits being planned around the island. The U.S. Health and Human Services and Puerto Rico Department of Health representatives are prioritizing patients at each stop prior to Comfort's arrival. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ernest R. Scott (Released) 171017-N-ZN152-0038read more »

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