AUSTIN, TX -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal, state and local partners continue to be active in the emergency response as Hurricane Alex approaches.
“We are fully engaged, deploying requested supplies and resources, and supporting Texas in life-saving and life-sustaining operations.” said FEMA Region VI Regional Administrator Tony Russell.
Teams at the FEMA regional office in Denton; at an interim operating facility and the State Operations Center – both in Austin; and at staging areas in Sequin and San Antonio continue to monitor the hurricane and respond as needed to the state’s requests for resources and supplies.
Items such as water, meals (ready to eat), tarps, generators, pillows, blankets, cots, pillows, first aid kits, tools, and other disaster supplies have either been pre-positioned or are being deployed to staging areas near San Antonio.
Emergency officials advise Texans to be alert and follow instructions from local officials. While Hurricane Alex may not be a direct hit, the storm could pose additional threats such as flooding, tornadoes and possibly downed trees and power lines.
President Obama approved Gov. Rick Perry’s request for an emergency declaration on Tuesday, June 29 making federal disaster aid programs available for emergency protective measures, limited to direct federal assistance for 25 Texas counties.
For more information, visit www.fema.gov .
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.