Federal Response to Hurricane Ike

September 14, 2008

WASHINGTON- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) along with other federal partners will hold a media briefing today on federal response to Hurricane Ike.

When: Sunday September 14, 2008 3:00 p.m. EDT

What: Media briefing with federal partners on federal response to Hurricane Ike.

David Paulison, FEMA Administrator
Kevin Kolevar, Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Department of Energy
Rear Admiral W. Craig Vanderwagen, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rear Admiral Brian Salerno, Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship, U.S. Coast Guard
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 14A
Downlink 11965 (Horizontal)
Symbol Rate 3.9787
FEC 3/4
Data Rate 5.5

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 14:04:16 EDT