North Carolina Hurricane Ophelia (EM-3254)
Incident period: September 11, 2005 to September 17, 2005
Emergency Declaration declared on September 14, 2005
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September 15, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- R. David Paulison, Acting Under Secretary for Homeland Security and FEMA Director, announced last night that President Bush authorized an emergency declaration for the State of North Carolina, allocating Federal resources in support of emergency protective actions in the counties located in the path of Hurricane Ophelia, beginning on September 11, 2005, and continuing. Paulison said President Bush issued the declaration following a review of FEMA’s analysis of the state’s request for federal assistance.