Persons in low-lying coastal areas should be alert to instructions from their local emergency officials and the National Weather Service. Evacuations are only ordered by emergency response agencies. Persons in Tsunami Advisory areas should move out of the water, off the beach and out of harbors and marinas. Currents may be hazardous to swimmers, boats and coastal structures and may continue for several hours after the initial wave arrival.
Here are some actions you can take to prepare:
Build a Kit: Pack three days of food, water and supplies in a bag. Also include medications, important documents, contact information, radio, first aid kit, map, money, tools, personal supplies, pet supplies.
Make a Plan: Establish responsibilities to each member of your family and work together as a team. Tell everyone in the household where emergency information and supplies are kept. Develop a family communication plan.
Be Informed: Identify how local authorities will notify you during a disaster and how you will get information, whether through local radio, TV or NOAA Weather Radio stations or channels.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 25, 2009
**UPDATED** MEDIA ADVISORY
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN TO TRAVEL TO GEORGIA TO SURVEY FLOOD DAMAGE
Vice President Joe Biden will travel TODAY to Georgia to survey the flood damage by helicopter and then visit with families affected by the floods. Afterwards, he will give a statement to the press regarding the federal government’s commitment to helping the region at the Cobb County Civic Center, a Red Cross shelter for those displaced by the flooding.
- TODAY – Friday, September 25, 2009
- Vice President Joe Biden
- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano
- FEMA Director Craig Fugate
Cobb County Civic Center
548 S. Marietta Parkway SE
Marietta, GA 30060
Press Parking: Directed on site
Press Entrance: Directed on site
Camera Pre-Set: Equipment swept upon arrival
Press Arrival: 10:00 AM EDT
Final Press Access: 10:30 AM EDT
Event Begins: 10:45 AM EDT – Tour of Shelter/11:15 AM EDT – Statement to the Press
Cable Run: 400 Feet
Throw: 40 Feet
RSVP: This event is OPEN PRESS, but media must RSVP with the NAME, MEDIA OUTLET, PHONE AND EMAIL for each person planning to cover the event to firstname.lastname@example.org. At the event, media will be required to wear a media credential at all times, either around the neck or pinned to clothing.