Archive for Saturday, May 30, 2009

Obama: Residents must prepare for hurricanes

May 30, 2009


— President Barack Obama urged residents of hurricane-prone communities on Friday to take responsibility for their own safety and start planning now.

Hurricane season officially begins Monday.

“A lot of these plans are not complicated,” the president said after a disaster-preparedness briefing at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Individuals should be ready with a supply of nonperishable food, water, first aid kits and radios that will work in the rain, he said.

The president said state governments have the primary responsibility for preparing and responding to disasters. He said all the resources of the federal government are there to back them up.

“We are determined to be as prepared as possible when the next catastrophic hurricane hits the United States,” Obama said.


Maddy Griffin 8 years, 11 months ago

Good for him! Nothing like thinking ahead and being as prepared as possible.

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