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The administration, coordinated through FEMA, is committed to bringing all of the resources of the federal family to bear to support the states and territories that have already been affected by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene and the states that are preparing for the storm. FEMA, through our regional offices in Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, New York City, NY, Atlanta, GA, and our Caribbean Area Office in Puerto Rico, have been in close contact and coordination with the states and territories that have been affected, and states that will be impacted.Over the past several days, President Obama...
Posted On: August 29, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
While many are saying the U.S. “dodged a bullet” with Irene, Administrator Fugate gives a reminder that Irene is still a threat – especially because of heavy rains and the potential for widespread flooding:  Get prepared for floods at Ready.gov, and please continue to follow the direction of local officials if your area is being affected by Irene. For other flood safety tips, check out our blog post from earlier today.
Posted On: August 28, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Tropical storm Irene continues to affect much of the East Coast, bringing significant rainfall and potential flooding/flash flooding to the affected areas. We encourage all those in communities that have been or may be impacted to follow the direction of local officials and take shelter inside during the storm.As Irene continues through the East Coast, stay tuned to the radio and television for information, and remember that flash flooding can occur at a moment’s notice. Here are some additional flood safety tips in case your community, or that of a friend/loved one, may be affected by the...
Posted On: August 28, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Our thoughts and prayers are with those that have been impacted by Irene, as we continue to closely monitor the storm as it makes landfall in New York and New England. Along with the entire federal family, we’re continuing to lean forward to support our tribal, state and territorial partners as Hurricane Irene continues north along the eastern seaboard, having already affected Puerto Rico and several East Coast states.Even though Irene is now a tropical storm, it is critical that residents and businesses continue to listen to the instructions of their local officials and closely follow news...
Posted On: August 28, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
We remain committed to bringing all of the resources of the federal family to bear to support the states and territories that have already been affected by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene and the states that are preparing for the storm. Through our regional offices in Boston, Mass., Philadelphia, Penn., New York City, N.Y., Atlanta, Ga., and our Caribbean Area Office in Puerto Rico, have been in close contact and coordination with the states and territories that have been affected, and states that will be impacted.Over the past several days, President Obama has declared a major disaster...
Posted On: August 28, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
As Hurricane Irene makes its way up the East Coast, millions may be affected by high winds, heavy rains, and potential power outages. During or after a disaster, voice calling networks may become overwhelmed, so placing a call on your cell phone may be difficult.As we’ve said many times on this blog, make sure family members have multiple ways to get in touch with each other as part of your emergency plan. So here are a few tips, including some from the Federal Communications Commission, to remember when trying to contact friends and family during or after Irene comes through your area:...
Posted On: August 27, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
The latest forecast map from the National Hurricane Center.  For severe weather watches/warnings in your area, visit weather.gov.As Hurricane Irene makes landfall on the North Carolina coast, we’re continuing to support our federal, state, local and tribal partners in the areas already affected, and those areas that may be impacted by the storm. If your community is under an imminent threat, it is critical that residents and businesses listen to the instructions of their local officials, closely follow news and weather reports, and evacuate, if told to do so.While the “category” of a...
Posted On: August 27, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Editor's note: This post was updated at 8 p.m. EDT, August 27.The administration, coordinated through FEMA, is committed to bringing all of the resources of the federal family to bear to support the territories that have already been affected by Hurricane Irene and the states that are preparing for Hurricane Irene.Through our regional offices in Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, New York City, NY, Atlanta, GA, and our Caribbean Area Office in Puerto Rico, have been in close contact and coordination with the territories that have been affected, and states that may be impacted.Over the past several...
Posted On: August 27, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
Fayetteville, NC, August 26, 2011 -- FEMA Logistics Specialist Richard Page verifies transponder numbers, truck numbers and contents of each tractor trailer entering the Incident Support Base in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. FEMA is staging equipment and emergency supplies in multiple locations to support state response and recovery efforts in anticipation of Hurricane Irene impacting the East Coast. Through our regional offices in Boston, Mass., Philadelphia, Penn., New York, N.Y., Atlanta, Ga., and our Caribbean Area Office in Puerto Rico, have been in close contact and coordination with the...
Posted On: August 26, 2011
Author: Public Affairs
We continue to stand ready to support the governors and those states that may be affected by Hurricane Irene. The federal government is aggressively getting ready for two phases of this operation – response and recovery – and has teams and commodities moving into all of the states/regions across the East Coast that will be impacted. For those along the East Coast that may be affected by Irene, the most important message for today is to follow the direction of local officials and make sure you’re making plans to keep your family safety.Hurricane Irene is a large, dangerous storm that could...
Posted On: August 26, 2011