Louisiana Loss of the Space Shuttle <span class="italic">Columbia</span> (EM-3172)

Incident period: February 1, 2003
Emergency Declaration declared on February 1, 2003

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February 21, 2003
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February 21, 2003
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Lufkin, TX -- NASA continues to encourage farmers, ranchers and forest industries from California to Louisiana to be alert for possible shuttle debris as they begin spring operations. "There is no need to stop those operations if shuttle debris is found," G. Allen Flynt of NASA said, "but we do ask that you not disturb the area within one foot of the item as you continue your work."
February 19, 2003
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Lufkin, TX -- The general public continues to respond to requests from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Division of Emergency Management (DEM), Department of Public Safety for assistance in reporting Space Shuttle Columbia material.
February 18, 2003
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Lufkin, TX -- As Space Shuttle Columbia recovery activities continue, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the State of Texas remind citizens in the search area to continue to be watchful for possible shuttle material.
February 18, 2003
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Lufkin, TX -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that 660 Forest Service searchers, members of the Southern Area Incident Command Blue Team, are on the ground walking in close formation looking for Columbia material. Three additional teams are expected. The Martin team will work out of Hemphill, TX and the McComb teams will headquarter at Palestine, TX with the fourth team operating out of Corsicana, TX.
February 17, 2003
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Lufkin, TX - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has issued a release requesting farmers and ranchers in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana to stay alert for potential Space Shuttle Columbia material on their property.

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