Federal Response to Hurricane Ike

September 12, 2008

WASHINGTON- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) along with federal partners and the American Red Cross will hold a media briefing today on federal preparations for Hurricane Ike.

When: Friday September 12, 2008 3:30pm EDT

What: Media briefing with federal partners and the American Red Cross on federal preparations for Hurricane Ike.

David Paulison, FEMA Administrator
Rear Admiral Brian Salerno, Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship, U.S. Coast Guard
Rear Admiral W. Craig Vanderwagen, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Kevin Kolevar, Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy
Joe Becker, Senior Vice President 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 (at 85 deg. West)
Digital Ku 23A
Downlink 12145 (Vertical)
Symbol Rate 3.9787
FEC 3/4
Data Rate 5.5

FEMA will feed scenes of the National Response Coordination Center in Washington, DC including shots of a planning VideoTeleconference (VTC) prior to the briefing beginning at 3:15 p.m. EDT.

By teleconference:
Operator assisted audio bridge available with question and answering capability
Participant Pin: 62970#
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: Thursday, 02-Oct-2008 15:40:39 EDT