Federal Response to Gustav - the Aftermath

September 2, 2008

WASHINGTON- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) along with the American Red Cross will hold a media briefing today on the federal preparations for Hanna. FEMA will also uplink b-roll footage of a National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) Video Teleconference and logistical commodities.

When: Thursday September 4, 2008 3:00pm EDT

David Paulison, FEMA Administrator
Joseph Becker, Senior Vice-President of Disaster Services, American Red Cross
Glenn Cannon, FEMA Assistant Administrator, Disaster Operations
Eric Smith, FEMA Assistant Administrator, Logistics Management Directorate

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 14D
Downlink 11983 (Horizontal)
Symbol Rate 3.9787
FEC 3/4
Data Rate 5.5

B-Roll feed will start promptly at 2:30 and will loop until the start of the press briefing.

Gustav Footage: B-roll will include FEMA commodities loading into a State Receiving Center in Lufkin, Texas (9/02), and FEMA’s commodity tracking Total Asset Visibility TAV demonstration (9/03)

Hanna Footage:B-roll will include footage of FEMA HQ Briefing with Secretary Chertoff (9/04), FEMA NRCC activity (9/04)

By teleconference:
Operator assisted audio bridge available with question and answering capability
Participant Pin: 15199#
412-858-4600 (International callers)

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

*NOTE: Questions regarding Gustav recovery in Louisiana should be directed to the FEMA/State Joint Information Center at 1 (225) 376-5000.

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: Sunday, 05-Oct-2008 23:35:16 EDT