Posts Tagged ‘irene



28
Aug
11

oh……

The Political Carnival

The mystery “foam” …… was raw sewage.

Thank you – I think – desertflower

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28
Aug
11

the latest

President Obama speaks about damage done by Hurricane Irene next to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate in the Rose Garden of the White House, August 28

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President Barack Obama meets to discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Irene with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and Chief of Staff Bill Daley in the Oval Office, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

28
Aug
11

update

President Barack Obama receives an update on Hurricane Irene in the Situation Room of the White House, August 27, 2011.

Clockwise from left, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; Richard Reed, Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security; Nick Shapiro, senior policy advisor to John Brennan; John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security; and Chief of Staff BIll Daley. Onscreen are FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Joing by phone are Vice President Joe Biden, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Energy Secretary Steven Chu. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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The President convened a video teleconference at 10:30AM this morning in the White House Situation Room so that he could receive an update on the impact of Hurricane Irene.

Vice President Biden, Chief of Staff Daley, DHS Secretary Napolitano, Treasury Secretary Geithner, Transportation Secretary LaHood, Energy Secretary Chu, FEMA Administrator Fugate, Homeland Security Advisor Brennan and other senior White House officials participated in the call.

The President was updated on the response and recovery efforts that are currently underway in coordination with state and local officials as well as the status of critical energy and transportation infrastructure in areas that have been impacted as well as areas that continue to be impacted by this storm.

He was updated on FEMA’s support to state and local partners as important damage assessments begin in areas where the storm has passed.

The President asked Secretary Napolitano and Administrator Fugate to continue to be in touch with Governors and local leadership up and down the East Coast. The President directed that all federal efforts on response and recovery operations underway continue, and he will reconvene the team this evening.

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Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate said Sunday that federal, state and local governments are working together better in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

“We’ve learned to really work as one team, not as separate levels of government, and to put everything together early before the storm hits,” Fugate said on ABC’s “This Week.”

“I think the big [lesson] — and this is one Congress recognized and passed the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act – was that we shouldn’t have to wait until a state is overwhelmed to begin getting ready, that we should be able to go in before the governor’s made a request, have supplies ready, have our teams in the state and work as one team, not waiting for damages to occur and that formal request to come,” Fugate said.

28
Aug
11

how’s everyone doing?

Keep keeping safe.

27
Aug
11

take care – and that’s an order

Keep safe Eastcoasters, see you tomorrow 😉

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27
Aug
11

national response coordination….

President Obama visits the National Response Coordination Center at FEMA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., to monitor the latest on Hurricane Irene, Aug. 27. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama is joined by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and FEMA director Craig Fugate

26
Aug
11

homeward bound

President Obama and his family walk to board Air Force One in Massachusetts, August 26

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President Obama and his family arrive at Andrews Air Force Base

Back at the White House.

26
Aug
11

take care

President Barack Obama holds conference call on Hurricane Irene with FEMA Director Craig Fugate, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Chief of Staff Bill Daley, and John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, in Chilmark, Mass., Aug. 26. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama and his family are coming home tonight, ending their vacation one evening early as Hurricane Irene hits the East Coast.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest announced the change in plans to reporters traveling with Obama on Martha’s Vineyard Friday morning. “I think the president simply reached the conclusion that it would be more prudent for him to be in Washington, D.C., and to be at the White House at the end of the day today,” he said.

President Barack Obama confers on Hurricane Irene with affected governors and mayors, as John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, monitors the call, inside the Fisher House at Blue Heron Farm in Chilmark, Mass., Aug. 26. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama’s daughter Sasha looks out the window of an SUV as she departs Blue Heron Farm in Chilmark, Massachusetts, August 26




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