Virginia Terrorist Attack Emergency Declaration (EM-3168)

Incident period: September 11, 2001
Emergency Declaration declared on September 12, 2001

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September 15, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- The 500 specially trained FEMA workers who staff the agency's teleregistration number for disaster victims are finding that keeping their emotions in check are particularly hard with the terrorism attacks in New York City and Pentagon - more so than for the hurricanes, floods and tornadoes of the past. The calls are answered in centers in Maryland, Virginia and Texas.
September 15, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- One day after the world paused to mourn those lost in the September 11 terrorist attack, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with its federal, state, and local partners, continue operations in both New York and Virginia. NEW YORK
September 15, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- Joe M. Allbaugh, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore visited the site of the Pentagon terrorist attack today.While visiting the Pentagon, Allbaugh met with the Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) teams working on scene and took a first hand look inside the heavily damaged structure. The teams are part of four US&R task forces from Fairfax County, Va.; Virginia Beach, Va.; Montgomery County, Md.; and Memphis, Tenn.
September 13, 2001
News Release
» New York Terrorist Attack» Virginia Terrorist Attack Following are useful phone numbers for anyone wishing to make donations to aid victims in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Washington and New York. NEW YORK STATE CENTRAL DONATIONS COORDINATION HOTLINE: 800 801-8092. This phone bank has received more than 160,000 phone calls. They are now asking callers to make a financial contribution to:
September 13, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- Pet lovers will be heartened to know that our four-footed friends have not been forgotten in dealing with the devastating destruction that took place in New York City and the Pentagon on Sept. 11. Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMATs) have been called into action to help in rescue efforts at both sites. FEMA requested the assistance of veterinarians on these teams to support and rescue pets, and provide any needed veterinary medical care for rescue dogs.
September 13, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Bush has ordered emergency aid to support immediate response efforts in Virginia for the terrorist attack on the Pentagon. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said the President's emergency declaration triggers the release of all federal resources necessary to meet urgent human needs and protect public health and safety. The assistance can range from the use of federal personnel and equipment to provisions for medical and other essential life-sustaining supplies.

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Photo of Director Allbaugh meeting with USR teams.

Arlington, VA, September 15, 2001 -- FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh meets with Urban Search and Rescue teams at the Pentagon crash site.

Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/ FEMA News Photo

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