As Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins, FEMA Urges All Americans To Be Prepared
Individuals, Families, Small Businesses Can Visit www.Ready.gov to Get Ready for Hurricanes and other Disasters
Release Date: June 1, 2011
Release Number: HQ-11-095
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, June 1, marks the official start of the 2011 North Atlantic hurricane season, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been working closely with its federal, state, local and tribal partners, the private sector, voluntary organizations and the entire emergency management team to ensure we are ready for the upcoming season. As part of those efforts, today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, along with other partners, will brief President Obama on the federal government's preparations for the upcoming season.