New York Terrorist Attack (DR-1391)

Incident period: September 11, 2001
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 11, 2001

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 11, 2001
News Release
» National Urban Search and Rescue Response System Washington, DC -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency has deployed 12 Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Teams -- eight to New York and four to Washington DC -- to search for victims in buildings damaged by Tuesday's apparent terrorist attacks. The teams operate around the clock, and include engineers and other technical experts and specially trained search dogs.
September 11, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported today that President Bush has ordered the release of federal disaster resources and funds for New York to support emergency response efforts and aid victims of the catastrophic terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center this morning. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the President took the action based on New York Gov. George E. Pataki's expedited request for federal assistance.
September 11, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- FEMA is working closely with the White House and other federal agencies to provide assistance following several apparent terrorism attacks today. High-level meetings between senior officials from all federal agencies and the Vice President and Condolezza Rice are underway. An operation plan for these types of acts is in place, and FEMA is currently implementing this plan. FEMA has activated its operations center, and is working closely with the FBI's Strategic Information Operation Center (SIOC). FEMA's SIOC liaison has been activated.
September 11, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- FEMA Public Affairs Officer, Marc Wolfson talks about FEMA's role in the Federal Response Plan for the recent attacks in New York and D.C.

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