EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS – If You Stay Ready, You Aint Got To Get Ready


Greetings Earthlings, and welcome to the last Tuesday Newsday installment for the historic month of August 2012.

Below is some pertinent pimpformation made available to us by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in conjunction with The White House in hopes that you will value the data regardless of the source from which you may have obtained it.

President Obama Discusses Preparations for Tropical Storm Isaac

After receiving the latest update about Tropical Storm Isaac from the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, and the National Hurricane Center, President Obama spoke from the Diplomatic Room about the steps his administration is taking to prepare for the storm.

“Yesterday I approved a disaster declaration for the state of Louisiana so they can get the help that they need right away, particularly around some of the evacuations that are taking place,” he said. “And right now, we already have response teams and supplies ready to help communities in the expected path of the storm.”

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and other federal officials have spoken with Gulf state governors and other local leaders to discuss their needs in advance of the storm.

The President urged those who live in potentially affected areas to pay close attention to warnings and evacuation orders posted by local officials.

“We’re dealing with a big storm and there could be significant flooding and other damage across a large area,” he said. “Now is not the time to tempt fate. Now is not the time to dismiss official warnings. You need to take this seriously.”

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