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On ABC’s Good Morning America, Administrator Criswell addressed dangerous conditions for those in the path of the storm.
At this point in FEMA’s response, life-safety is critical. Administrator Criswell underlined this focus during her interview with CBS News.
Administrator Criswell described during a Weather Channel interview what this means in terms of federal support for those impacted by the storm.
Disaster response works best when it is locally managed, state led and federally supported. When asked about FEMA’s coordination with local officials on CNN, Administrator Criswell emphasized our important partnerships.
Hurricane Ida has displaced many people along the Gulf Coast. Administrator Criswell discussed sheltering during her interview with MSNBC.
On CNN, Mr. Bibo underscored the instructions FEMA received during the President’s visit.
"The President's message was clear as a bell to the FEMA team, which was lean forward and do everything you can to support the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and anyone else affected by Hurricane Ida. We've been pre-positioning for days throughout the projected area of impact."
FEMA’s Acting Associate Administrator for Response and Recovery, David Bibo, spoke on MSNBC about the dangers of Hurricane Ida.
“The storm is life-threatening, and its devastation is likely to be immense. Everyone should listen to the instructions of state and local officials,” warned the President. He went on to speak directly to those in the hurricane’s path.
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. briefed the media earlier today on federal agencies’ preparedness and response efforts on Hurricane Ida, after receiving an update briefing at FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center. Life safety is FEMA’s main priority as dangerous wind, storm surge and flooding continue to threaten the Gulf Coast. The President urged those in the storm’s path to take it seriously.