Twitter Office Hours: Severe Weather Week

Every year, thousands of people are impacted by severe weather threats such as tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. Last year was the most active year in disasters in recent history, with more than 1,000 weather related fatalities, and more than 8,000 injuries. 

Every state in the U.S. has experienced tornadoes and severe weather and although some more than others—everyone is at risk and should take steps to prepare for when severe weather strikes in your area. FEMA is partnering with NOAA to provide information to the public about severe weather hazards and steps people can take to ensure they’re prepared.  

Tomorrow, April 24th at 11 a.m. EDT, Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator, and Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA Deputy Administrator, will join us for a special session of office hours on Twitter to take your questions on the dangers of severe weather, the importance of getting prepared before severe weather strikes, what to do when you encounter certain types of severe weather, and answer any myth versus fact weather/preparedness questions you might have. 

Here are the details:

  • Join us for Office Hours on Twitter at  11:00 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 24th.
  • Ask your question on Twitter with the hashtag #WHChat
  • Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator (@CraigatFEMA) and Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA Deputy Administrator (@NOAALive) will respond to your questions in real-time via Twitter. 
  • Follow the Q&A through the @WHLive Twitter account
  • If you miss the live event, the full session will be available on and

We hope you can join us! Follow us on Twitter @WhiteHouse and @WHLive for the latest updates and more chances to engage.