Posted by: Brad Carroll, Press Secretary
We continue to take proactive steps to support our state, local and tribal partners in their preparations and response to Irene. In addition to working with our partners across the emergency management team, Administrator Fugate has been making the rounds on national media outlets to make sure citizens along the East Coast are following the direction of local officials and getting tips on staying safe.
He emphasized that individuals should not underestimate Irene’s impact, as flooding, weak/damaged trees and downed power lines are potential hazards after the storm. (More tips on staying safe during a tropical storm/hurricane).
In case you missed them, here are a few videos from Administrator Fugate’s interviews this morning: