FEMA is taking action to protect U.S. East Coast states ahead of Hurricane Earl’s landfallSeptember 2nd, 2010 - 3:08 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Tuesday is taking aggressive actions to prepare for Hurricane Earl as it nears closer to impact on the U.S. East Coast by coordinating closely with state and local officials and encouraging all East Coast residents to take steps to prepare for possible severe weather.
According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Earl currently stands at a Category 3 hurricane and a hurricane warning has been issued for North Carolina and Virginia as the storm moves closer. Local officials in North Carolina have issued a mandatory evacuation for visitors to the Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Islands and encouraged all residents to heed evacuation orders that are issued.
“We continue to monitor Hurricane Earl and remain in close contact with state and local officials from North Carolina to Maine to ensure they have the resources to respond if needed,” FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said. “I encourage everyone along the eastern seaboard to visit Ready.gov and take steps now to keep their family safe and secure. The most important thing for people to do right now is to listen to and follow the instruction of their local officials. If you are told to evacuate, evacuate.”
FEMA says that they have been in constant contact with the White House and U.S. Department of Homeland Security to provide regular updates on the storm’s developments. “FEMA is continuing to monitor the storm’s movement in conjunction with the National Hurricane Center, and has deployed teams to North Carolina and other East Coast states to support storm preparations as well as response and recovery efforts as needed,” FEMA said in a statement.
The emergency response agency said that they are maintaining life-saving and life-sustaining commodities and supplies strategically across the country to support states in emergency response. Furthermore, FEMA said that they are proactively sending supplies to East Coast states in case they become needed.
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