Posted by: Public Affairs
At the request of President Obama, Administrator Fugate is travelling to Alabama today to meet with Gov. Robert Bentley, and other state and local officials, to assess damage and ensure the state is receiving all support needed for response and recovery operations. Details regarding Administrator Fugate’s visit to Alabama will be posted on the blog later today.
Since the tornadoes struck, through our regional office in Atlanta, Ga., we have been in constant contact with the governor’s office and state emergency management officials, and have deployed staff to Alabama’s emergency operations center to help with coordination needs.
And in case you missed it last night, President Obama signed an emergency declaration for Alabama, providing federal support to state and local response efforts.
For the latest information about FEMA’s response, see the Severe Storms / Tornadoes category on the blog.