Governor Abbott Talks Hurricane Preparedness with President

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 5, 2017

During Friday's meeting, the National Hurricane Center briefed the group on the latest forecast as Trump spent about an hour at FEMA's Washington, D.C., headquarters.

U.S. President Donald Trump visits the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Friday for a briefing on how the agency has prepared for the hurricane season.

The current hurricane season runs through November 30.

Edwards said after the briefing that he appreciates the Trump administration's collaborative approach toward preparedness.

In the roughly six months in office, Mr. Trump has made FEMA assistance available several times by declaring disaster for events such as severe storms in MI, tornadoes in Nebraska and flooding in Missouri. Edwards and other governors took part via video conferencing.

"Incidents begin and end locally, and FEMA's role is to support the efforts and capabilities of states, local governments, tribes, and territories impacted by disasters", said Administrator Long. "Every level of government and each individual have a role to play".

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an above-normal hurricane season, with a 70 percent likelihood that 11 to 17 named storms could occur. More information on safety measures the public can take can be found here.

The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has encouraged Louisiana residents to use the "Get A Game Plan" app to help prepare for storms.

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