U.S. prepares for Florence

According to Department of Defense (DoD) officials, more than 7,000 active duty and National Guard service members are prepared to respond to Hurricane Florence. DoD officials also said that the department is working with civilian agencies and federal partners in support of regions affected by the storm.

U.S. Northern Command is “actively posturing” DoD forces in preparation for Hurricane Florence, synchronizing DoD support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This includes the activation of National Guard personnel, mobilizing resources (fuel, food, and water) to respond, and deploying communications capabilities, among other activities.

FEMA is urging those in the path of the storm to take the necessary precautions.  “There will be impacts, including heavy rain in already saturated areas, so we are asking people to remain vigilant, know your flood risk, and take steps to protect yourself, your family, and your property.” said MaryAnn Tierney, FEMA Region II Regional Administrator. (Learn how to prepare for a hurricane here – www.ready.gov/hurricanes.)

For more information about the preparation, please follow the links below.
More than 7,000 Service Members ‘Leaning Forward’ to Aid Fellow Citizens, Department of Defense
Northern Command Provides Response Support for Hurricane Florence, Department of Defense
Prepare for Hurricane Florence Impacts in Mid-Atlantic, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Hurricane Florence, Federal Emergency Management Agency

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