FEMA App Helps You Prepare as Hurricane Season Heats Up

FEMA App Helps You Prepare as Hurricane Season Heats Up

 

ATLANTA, Ga. — With FEMA’s updated free app you can get weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation. You can receive alerts on severe weather happening anywhere in the country, even if your phone is not located in the area. That makes it easy to follow severe weather that may be threatening your family and friends, especially now as the height of hurricane season approaches. “Emergency responders and disaster survivors are increasingly turning to mobile devices to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters,” said Craig Fugate, FEMA administrator.

5G To Replace 4G On Your Smartphones by 2020

The FCC voted unanimously on Thursday to open little-used airwaves, which, until recent advances in technology, had limited uses. The network that will flow over these frequencies is known as 5G, and it will succeed the 4G networks that currently carry movies and music to mobile devices. The top four U.S. mobile carriers have already announced plans to test the technology. 5G will enable massive machine-to-machine communications encompassing “everything from smart homes to real-time cargo tracking to enhanced environmental monitoring and myriad applications yet to be conceived,” said former FCC chairman Reed Hundt. While exact rollout dates are unknown, many believe 5G will be available to consumers by 2020.

Harvest Moon Sept. 27 and into the early hours of Sept. 28

On the night of Sept. 27 and into the early hours of Sept. 28, the full Moon will glide through the shadow of Earth, turning the Harvest Moon a golden-red color akin to autumn leaves. https://youtu.be/j7RMmitoex0

The action begins at 9:07 PM Eastern Time on the evening of Sept 27th when the edge of the Moon first enters the amber core of Earth’s shadow.  For the next three hours and 18 minutes, Earth’s shadow will move across the lunar disk. Totality begins at 10:11 PM Eastern Time.  That’s when the Moon is completely enveloped by the shadow of our planet.  Totality lasts for an hour and 12 minutes so there is plenty of time to soak up the suddenly-red moonlight.

Star of Bethlehem?

On June 30, Jupiter and Venus will converge and create a dramatic ‘star’ in the Western sky after sunset. Throughout the month of June 2015, the two brightest planets in the night sky, Venus and Jupiter, are going to converge for a jaw-dropping close encounter. You don’t want to miss any of the action. When the sun goes down, step outside and look west. You don’t have to wait until the sky fades to black.

NASA Snaps Picture of Eastern U.S. in a Record-Breaking “Freezer”

NASA Snaps Picture of Eastern U.S. in a Record-Breaking “Freezer”
NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of the snow-covered eastern U.S. that looks like the states have been sitting in a freezer. In addition to the snow cover, Arctic and Siberian air masses have settled in over the Eastern U.S. triggering many record low temperatures in many states. On Feb. 19 at 16:40 UTC (11:40 a.m. EST), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured a picture of the snowy landscape. The snow cover combined with the frosty air mass made the eastern U.S. feel like the inside of freezer.