Federal Response to Gustav

September 1, 2008

WASHINGTON- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) along with its federal partners will hold a media briefing today on the federal preparation for and response to Gustav.

When: Monday, September 1, 2008 3:00pm EDT

Admiral Harvey Johnson, Deputy Administrator, FEMA
Major Gen Don T. Riley, Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Corps of Engineers
Rear Admiral W. Craig Vanderwagen, U.S. Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
BG Don Fick, Acting Director Joint Staff, National Guard Bureau
Kevin Kolevar, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE
Joseph Becker, SVP of Disaster Services, American Red Cross

FEMA Headquarters Press briefing room (entrance from outside)
500 C Street, SW, Washington, DC 20472

By satellite:
AMC 16 (in the old AMC-2 position at 85 deg. West)
Digital Ku
Transponder 24D
Downlink 12183 (Vertical)
Symbol Rate 3.9787
FEC 3/4

By teleconference:
Operator assisted audio bridge available with question and answering capability
Participant Pin: 20774#

Please call the FEMA news desk at 202-646-4600 with any questions.

FEMA’s mission is to reduce the loss of life and property and to protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.


Last Modified: Friday, 03-Oct-2008 10:19:13 EDT