Readout of the Presidents Briefing on Hurricane Sandy - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Readout of the Presidents Briefing on Hurricane Sandy

Posted:
Provided by www.whitehouse.gov

This morning, President Obama convened a call with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Rick Knabb, and Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan to receive an update on Hurricane Sandy and ongoing federal actions to prepare for the storm as it continues to move toward the United States mainland. The President directed Administrator Fugate to ensure that all available federal resources are being brought to bear to support state and local responders in potentially affected areas along the eastern seaboard as they prepare for the severe weather.

Impacts from the storm could be felt as early as this weekend, and FEMA is in close contact with state and local partners as the storm approaches. At the request of states, FEMA is proactively deploying Incident Management Assistance Teams to multiple states up and down the Eastern seaboard to assist efforts as state and local partners prepare for the storm. Because of the potential for significant power outages, FEMA is encouraging state and local authorities responsible for coordinating with local utility companies to do so ahead of any impacts. The President asked his team to continue to ensure there were no unmet needs and to keep him regularly updated on weather forecasts and hurricane preparations.

A photo of today’s call can be found HERE.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • TRAFFIC ALERT - Southbound Hwy 99 lanes closed at Herndon

    TRAFFIC ALERT - Southbound Hwy 99 lanes closed at Herndon

    Fatal Hit and Run Hwy 99 at HerndonFatal Hit and Run Hwy 99 at Herndon
    Right now the two right lanes of southbound Highway 99 are closed. CHP officers are investigating a deadly crash on Highway 99 near Herndon Ave. Officers say a pedestrian was hit in that area and killed. If you can avoid that area, please do so.More >>
    Right now the two right lanes of southbound Highway 99 are closed. CHP officers are investigating a deadly crash on Highway 99 near Herndon Ave. Officers say a pedestrian was hit in that area and killed. If you can avoid that area, please do so.More >>
  • Valley Drought 2014: Huntington Lake Severely Low, Businesses Need Help

    Valley Drought 2014: Huntington Lake Severely Low, Businesses Need Help

    Valley Drought 2014: Huntington Lake Severely Low, Businesses Need Help

    Right now a group of Huntington Lake business owners are trying to come up with ways to bring in business. The dry winter has Huntington Lake at the lowest point, local say, they have ever seen. Parts of the lake are so dry; rocks and even the very bottom is visible. "This is our third or fourth year now of some kind of irritation. Last year, we had fires, the year before no snow and now this, then that, then clos...More >>
    Right now a group of Huntington Lake business owners are trying to come up with ways to bring in business. The dry winter has Huntington Lake at the lowest point, local say, they have ever seen. Parts of the lake are so dry; rocks and even the very bottom is visible. "This is our third or fourth year now of some kind of irritation. Last year, we had fires, the year before no snow and now this, then that, then clos...More >>
  • Big Fresno Fair Ride Operator Fined! Cal/OSHA Says Riders In Danger

    Big Fresno Fair Ride Operator Fined! Cal/OSHA Says Riders In Danger

    Cal/OSHA fined Butler Amusements, Inc. $101,250 following an investigation which found the amusement ride operator knowingly let Big Fresno Fair visitors get on rides after key bolt and cross bracing had been removed.More >>
    Cal/OSHA fined Butler Amusements, Inc. $101,250 following an investigation which found the amusement ride operator knowingly let Big Fresno Fair visitors get on rides after key bolt and cross bracing had been removed.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.