Skip to comments.President Declares Emergency For Texas
Posted on 06/30/2010 6:41:31 AM PDT by Whenifhow
Release Date: June 29, 2010 Release Number: HQ-10-128
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that an emergency exists in the state of Texas and that federal aid is available to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Alex beginning on June 27, 2010, and continuing.
Federal funding is available to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the counties of Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Bexar, Brooks, Cameron, Comal, Duval, Guadalupe, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb, Willacy, Wilson, and Zapata.
Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency. Emergency protective measures, limited to direct federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent federal funding.
Bradley Harris has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.
FEMAs mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
More information on Tropical Storm Alex
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California Notified Of Gulf Evacuation Plans
Wayne Madsen Report
June 28, 2010
A well-placed source in California told WMR that the California Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) has been briefed by its counterpart agencies in the Gulf coast states that there are plans to conduct a mass evacuation of millions of Gulf coast residents due to the catastrophic environmental and public health effects of the BP oil disaster.
CEMA officials have been briefed on the planned evacuations by counterparts in the Louisiana Governors Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, and the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
The Gulf states emergency planners stressed to their California counterparts that they are dealing with a disaster of unprecedented proportions and that contingency plans are being constantly updated and revised on ways to deal with the transformation of the Gulf of Mexico into a deadly toxic soup of oil and Corexit 9500 oil dispersants and the atmosphere into a dangerous mixture of hydrocarbon gases.
CEMA was briefed on the impending mass evacuation since California would be expected to absorb a large number of evacuees from the Gulf states. CEMA officials did not say how the state of California, which is virtually bankrupt, would pay for the influx of hundreds of thousands and perhaps greater numbers of evacuees from the Gulf coastal region.
And the Tennessee flooding was what? A mere inconvenience?
never heard a word out of the feds on that issue did we....pos’s.....
I remember H1N1 being an emergency too.
Yep, Texas must ask for help first ... This is an important States Rights issue. And should remain as such. There is laws and protocols.
Obowma seems to think he is all powerful all knowing, and is so incompetent, he can’t even organize and oil spill cleanup effort.
And what help do you think the Texans need for a tropical storm that is hitting Mexico.
Yes. But our Dear Leader will have again protected the Little People just as He protected us all from Swine Flu.
Gee, thanks Mr. President...
It is often a concern of ours here when it rains...
Planning any photo ops with Bill White to tour the wetness of the ground???
Maybe you should go to Mexico too and tour the wetness there...Get a couple of tacos, see the sights...Take about 500 staff with you so your carbon footprint digs deep into the ground and all that.../sarc
How about declaring an emergency for Americans from the phony Obama-Soreto danger?
“And the Tennessee flooding was what? A mere inconvenience?”
Tweets from FEMA region 4
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Region loses plea for tornado relief; FEMA denies disaster funding
Guns, money and lawyers? ;)
You going to sue us if the hurricane blows some of those illegals back across the border.??
Courting the latino vote. Come on people, open your eyes! :)
If they come for Texan guns,or commandeer Texan property, and "rescue" hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens in Texas, you will get to see again how Obama advances his agenda in every "crisis."
Just watch the strings attached to this federal crisis assistance.
“Time to suspend the re-election of Rick Perry (R-Texas)...”
Obama is prepared to give more financial aid to Mexico than a state like Texas (where he's been hurting the oil and space and medical industries).
“Seems a little premature. The models all show Alex making landfall well south of Brownsville as a cat-1 storm.”
According to this article, Gov. Rick Perry requested “a pre-landfall declaration”.
Obama Declares State of Emergency In Texas
My Fox Chicago
(NewsCore) U.S. President Barack Obama declared an emergency in Texas Tuesday as tropical storm Alex gathered strength.
Federal aid would be made available to supplement state and local response efforts, a White House press release said.
Obamas action also authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate disaster relief efforts in such areas as identifying, mobilizing and providing equipment and resources.
The presidents announcement comes after Texas Governor Rick Perry sent a letter to Obama requesting a pre-landfall emergency declaration.
Authorities issued hurricane warnings in Texas and northeastern Mexico Tuesday as forecasters predicted that Alex would reach hurricane strength within hours, AFP reported.
On its current path the center of Alex will make landfall just south of the U.S.-Mexico border late Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said.
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Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obamas emergency disaster declaration issued for Texas.
Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
* FEMA is authorized to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas.
* Specifically, FEMA is authorized to provide emergency protective measures (Category B), limited to direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program at 75 percent Federal funding.
FEMAs mission is to support our first responders and ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Stay informed of FEMAs activities online: videos and podcasts available at www.fema.gov/medialibrary and www.youtube.com/fema ; follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/femainfocus and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fema
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Senor Quicx Draw nobama should have watched the Weather Channel. But then again there IS a heavy Mexican polulation in the Counties listed, not possible nobama would try to toss money down there to garner Latino support.
Tenn doesn’t matter to Obama. After all they are mostly just typical white folks. Now in Texas we have a lot of illegal aliens that he wants to give amnesty to so he can keep his thugocracy in power.
Just in time too...
If they come for Texan guns,or commandeer Texan property, and “rescue” hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens in Texas,
You will get to see a real life reenactment of San Jacinto. Maybe even with nobama trying to run away dressed in a burka.
Then again, good theory in a fight is to punch the biggest meanest guy in the crowd first. Trouble is nobama will draw back a bloody stump.
You must realize the overwhelming majority of the areas that 'may' be effected in S. Texas are dominated by democrat voters and illegal aliens. ;o)
Pure pandering. Since when is a little rain a problem? Tennessee had the problem. This looks like it is going to be a couple of days of showers.
This is panicked, “I don’t suck”, “I am on top of this”, pandering...pure and simple. Idiot.
Alex Barrels Toward Mexico, Texas Coast
Hurricane Alex to become category two storm prior to landfall
I want Obama to be left with only two feet in his skinny shoes.Thats my idea of “stumps.” Have at ‘em Texas!
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