President Obama assured everyone on Friday that preparing for Flood Season 2009 is not a complicated thing, but it is critical.
He stated: “It’s a matter of having a basic emergency supply kit with items such as water, some nonperishable food, an all-weather radio, a flashlight, a first-aid kit; making an emergency family plan; staying informed of developments in your area; and learning about your community’s emergency plans.”
The President is confident that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is ready for action under the leadership of its new director, Craig Fugate.
Fewer hurricanes are predicted to affect the United States this year, but residents that could be affected are warned to still be prepared just in case. After all, it does take just one hurricane to cause enough devastation to last for years. It is estimated that 35 million people in the country live in hurricane-prone areas.
Experts advise that not only residents should be prepared for hurricanes, but tourists should prepared be as well. It would be wise for travelers to pack an emergency disaster kit should the weather expected change with little notice.
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