The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Guard, and other U.S. government and non-government agencies are preparing for Hurricane Irma. Irma, a category 5 hurricane, tore through the Carribean earlier today and is headed for Florida. Governors in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Florida have declared a state of emergency.
National Guard units from Illinois, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Texas have sent personnel to aid civilian authorities in Irma’s path, as has FEMA. Other agencies involved in the preparedness effort include the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, and American Red Cross, among others.
For more information on the preparation for Hurricane Irma, please follow the links below.
FEMA and Federal Partners Prepare for Catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane Irma, Department of Homeland Security
Guardsmen Head Toward Hurricane Irma as Texas Relief Efforts Continue, Department of Defense
September in National Preparedness Month. Learn more here.