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Hurricane Irene: National Resources in Case of Emergency

Summary: 
While the future path of Irene is uncertain, it’s important that those along the East Coast take steps to get prepared and stay informed.

As Hurricane Irene  makes its way through the Caribbean, current forecasts from the National Hurricane Center project that the storm may continue to strengthen and could make landfall anywhere along the East Coast. Yesterday, President Obama signed an emergency declaration for Puerto Rico and ordered federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local response efforts in the area.

While the future path of Irene is uncertain, it’s important that those along the East Coast take steps to get prepared and stay informed. Ready.gov/hurricanes offers complete advice on how to prepare for severe storms, and hurricanes.gov always has the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center.

Here are some other web resources that will be useful if you or people you know are impacted by this storm.

Department of Homeland Security
On Twitter  @DHSJournal
On Facebook www.facebook.com/homelandsecurity

FEMA
Blog Updates from FEMA
On Twitter @FEMA
On Facebook http://www.facebook.com/FEMA

Ready Campaign
On Twitter:  @ReadydotGov

NOAA/National Hurricane Center
Tracking Hurricane Irene 
On Twitter: @NHC Atlantic
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/US.NOAA.NationalHurricaneCenter.gov      

American Red Cross
Latest updates
On Twitter: @RedCross
On Facebook:  www.facebook.com/redcross