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Author: Public Affairs
Editors note: this post was updated at 9:20 a.m. on May 3, 2011.Since the deadly tornadoes first struck parts of the country last week, the federal government has been in constant contact with all of the impacted states as they responded to and began recovery efforts from these devastating storms.At the request of the respective governors, FEMA currently has personnel on the ground in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, and commodities strategically pre-positioned in the region to support the states.Today, Administrator Craig Fugate, Tennessee's Governor Bill...
Posted On: May 2, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Editor's note: For information on helping disaster survivors in Joplin, Mo., see this updated blog post. Huntsville, AL, May 2, 2011 -- Deputy Administrator Rich Serino (L), discusses the ongoing tornado response with volunteers and Art Faulkner (R), Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director. This group of volunteers is helping to deploy staged food and water, and the power had just gone out in the distribution center. Since deadly tornadoes struck the southeast U.S., the public has been an important part of the emergency management team, volunteering their time, money, and...
Posted On: May 2, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Greeneville, TN, May 2, 2011 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate speaks at a press conference in Greeneville, Tennessee after viewing damage from last Thursday’s tornadoes that ripped through Eastern Tennessee and across the south east part of the country. Behind the Administrator from left to right are Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, State Senator Steve Southerland, U.S. Representative Phil Roe, and Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Director Jim Bassham.Coming on the heels of his trips to Alabama and Mississippi last week (April 28 and April 29) and over the weekend, today Administrator...
Posted On: May 2, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Since the devastating storms and tornadoes struck the southeast last week, the federal government has been supporting the emergency management team in supporting the ongoing response and recovery efforts. Administrator Fugate traveled to Alabama on Thursday, April 28, and linked up with President Obama the following day. Yesterday, several Cabinet members visited Alabama as well.The videos below, courtesy of the White House blog, are of President Obama’s visit to the affected area. For the latest updates on the ongoing response and recovery to the southeast tornadoes, visit the Severe Storms...
Posted On: May 2, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Administrator Craig Fugate and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano traveled to Alabama and Mississippi yesterday with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and Small Business Administration Administrator (SBA) Karen Mills to survey the damage and the response and recovery efforts underway.  American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern also joined the delegation.The administration officials visited the Pratt City Command Center in Birmingham, Ala., with Mayor William Bell to tour the damage and meet with first...
Posted On: May 2, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Since the deadly tornadoes first struck parts of the country last week, the federal government has been in constant contact with all of the impacted states as they responded to and began recovery efforts from these devastating storms.At the request of the respective governors, FEMA currently has personnel on the ground in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, and commodities strategically pre-positioned in the region to support the states.Today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Donovan, Agriculture...
Posted On: May 1, 2011
Author: Mark Misczak
Edited: May 1, 4:10 pm EDTAs FEMA and our federal partners continue to work with the states in support of their recovery efforts, there has been a great deal of focus on the need to shelter a significant number of residents whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed by tornadoes and other severe weather.States and non-government groups like the Red Cross are still very much involved in ensuring displaced disaster survivors are provided shelter, and sustaining those shelters with the needed supplies like food and water. We understand that many residents may be asking themselves what's next...
Posted On: May 1, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Since the deadly tornadoes and severe storms struck parts of the country, FEMA began mobilizing people and resources to support several states in which entire communities were devastated by some of the most powerful tornadoes ever seen. As we work with our local, state, and Federal partners, here are some photos from the past few days:President Barack Obama talks with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate to discuss the continuing federal disaster relief efforts for areas affected by the devastating severe storms...
Posted On: May 1, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Since the deadly tornadoes first struck parts of the country earlier this week, the federal government has been in constant contact with all of the impacted states as they responded to and began recovery efforts from these devastating storms.At the request of the respective governors, FEMA currently has personnel on the ground in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, and commodities strategically pre-positioned in the region to support the states.President Obama joined Administrator Fugate, the Governor and other state and local officials on the ground in Alabama...
Posted On: April 30, 2011
Author: Shayne Adamski
We’ve partnered with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency to create a joint Facebook page as an additional way to reach Alabama residents during the response and recovery efforts after the severe storms and tornadoes.And as we support multiple states that are impacted by the severe storms, I wanted to provide a list of other online resources:  Alabama Emergency Management AgencyFacebook full site / Facebook mobile siteTwitter full site / Twitter mobile siteInformation on volunteering Mississippi Emergency Management AgencyFacebook full site / Facebook mobile siteTwitter full site /...
Posted On: April 30, 2011

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